- 650b forks on a 26 bike, genius or stupidity?
I’ve just had an idea in the shower which could be the answer to a way to justify new shiny kit.Posted 3 years ago
I’m currently the proud owner of a 2011 giant trance, 125mm/26in, the forks could do with a service but I’ve heard that the trance runs well with forks swapped for 150mm, which slackens the head angle etc. I’m looking to replace it with a 650b steed early next year, so I’m thinking I could put a set of 27.5 140mm revs on my trance, and move them across to the new bike when it arrives. Thoughts?b rMember
I’m currently the proud owner of a 2011 giant trance, 125mm/26in, the forks could do with a service but I’ve heard that the trance runs well with forks swapped for 150mm
Is that your model of Trance or a different one (2014 by any chance?).
And 650b forks have AFAIK a different offset.Posted 3 years agotomasoSubscriber
Pike Axle to Crown / Tyre Diameter / Offset
26″ 150mm = 532mm / 694mm / 40
26″ 160mm = 542mm / 694mm / 40
27.5″ 150mm = 542mm / 714mm / 42
27.5″ 160mm = 552mm / 714mm / 42
29″ 150mm = 561mm / 752mm / 46
29″ 160mm = 571mm / 752mm / 46
Also Trek 51mm offset available in 29er flavour
All forms of beer tokens acceptedPosted 3 years agoleregMember
Adrec, if you fancy experimenting without spending a fortune, I have a 650B RockShox Sektor for sale.
It’s brand new, unused – it took it off my new Trance 650b.
Sektor Silver RL Solo Air
tapered steerer (175mm long)
Rebound adjustment, lockout
In a recent review MBR reckoned they out-performed Float 32s.
Looking for around £200 shipped.Posted 3 years ago
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