- 26er to 69er??
Has anybody have any experience of converting a 26″ wheeled hardtail to a 69er?
I have a steel hardtail with 120mm forks and worked out that putting an 80mm travel 29er fork in will add about 30mm to the floor to crown height, so roughly about a degree and a half on head angle?Posted 5 years ago
I know that will then change seat angle and bb height etc…
When put into practice has anyone felt a major difference/problem with it? pedal to tyre clearance still ok?Herman ShakeMember
Yup, but being a suspension to rigid conversion there’s a different outcome. What frame are you talking about?
I really like the ride, slack enough but climbs well and quite resistant to lumps and bumps with the bigger wheel.
Are you adapting the cockpit to compensate or just keeping it as is?Posted 5 years agojamesoSubscriber
It’s a genesis io frame
Ah, I did the 69er conversion on an iO as a brief 29er ‘design’ experiment. Used a short-offset ~450mm a-c rigid that would take a 29er wheel. It hopped well as the BB was too high and carved nicely as the HA was slacker, but the overall effect was a bit ‘odd’ – fun though. Front wheel clearance will be fine.
Remember that it’s not just the a-c that varies things, it’s also the wheel radius that raises the front – it adds trail by slackening the HA as well as increasing wheel radius. A larger wheel up front is a double-hit of slackening, basically.Posted 5 years ago
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