26 wheel in a 27.5/650b fork

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  • 26 wheel in a 27.5/650b fork
  • It’ll be fine. Extra offset should pretty much cancel out the change in feel from the extra A-C length. You might need to drop your stem down the steerer a bit.
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    maxtorque
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    Works fine, and if you have “big” tyres, you can hardly tell the difference:

    Static:

    Not so Static:

    😉

    zero cool
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    Thinking about future proofing any upgrades to the trusty Alpine 160. And was thinking that if I upgraded the fork in the near future(such as to a Pike) would I be able to get my 26 front wheel/tyre combo in a 27.5/650b fork? I assume you can and it’ll just have a bit more clearance. I know it will slightly change the geo of the bike but no more than swapping out to a 170mm fork or a slightly taller A2C.
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    fr0sty125
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    I run 160mm 650b fork on a 26 inch bike meant for a 170.

    Really bad photos as my phone is low on battery so no flash.

    Tyre is a 2.4 Chunky monkey which is slightly smaller than the less grippy Hans Dampf

    obelix
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    There was a recent article in The Lancet where researchers definitively showed that doing this results in a mild case of death.

    rudedog
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    Yep – its like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters.

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    Rocking the William Morris there fr0sty ..

    maxtorque
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    Your wallpaper hedge^^^^ could do with a trim…… 😉

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