- 26" wheels on road bikes?
- Big DaveMember
My touring bike is built around 26″ wheels. Not quite a road bike but with high pressure slicks it rolls pretty well and is very good when climbing steep hills. However, it loses speed quickly and actually has quite a harsh ride. It is also ugly. Road going bikes with little wheels just don’t look good.Posted 4 years agochilled76Member
Can it be done?
I mean, just imagine the benefits, smaller diameter so they accalerate faster and turn better.
You could develop taller larger volume tyres to get a bit of give for on bumpy roads.
Imagine the clearance for fitting mud guards!!!
P.S. Getting really bored of reading all the 29er 650b threads.
P.P.S. Yes I know I have a choice not to read them.. but they keep drawing me in.Posted 4 years ago
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