650b on a Liteville Mk11 frame – rear clearance ?

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  • Hob Nob
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    Absolutely naff all on a large, a couple of mm on the chainstay bridge. It would be useless in the mud.

    I Imagine some tyres wouldn’t even fit on the medium.

    Not to mention the increase in bb height.

    pymwymis
    Member

    The rear triangle on a “M” is the same as on a “L” but i take your point.

    Hob Nob
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    Fair enough, I didn’t realise the rear triangle was the same on both.

    In short, it should fit, but expect bugger all clearance.

    Premier Icon P20
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    Just registering an interest for the future, I’m happy with the 26″ in mine

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    BB will be affected as someone mentioned

    pymwymis
    Member

    Anyone done this ?

    I need a new set of wheels for an upcoming Alpine trip and fancy giving 650b a go.

    The Mk 11 (from size M and above) is supposed to be ok with 650b but i’d like to hear some real world views before dropping my £500 on some wheels which may be a bit of a squeeze !

    pymwymis
    Member

    Just not keen on 650b in front and 26 out back. Just seems odd and will change geo – or am I just being a big girls blouse and wont notice the difference.

    FWIW I have X-fusion Sweeps which will take 650b and have travel adjust for climbing.

    Maybe 650b in front will work. Maybe I’m just being anal about them matching front and back…..maybe ?

    Crell
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    Thought about doing it (Medium Mk 11) but stuck with 26. If I was doing anything I’d stick a 650 on the front first to try it. Yes it’ll slacken it a little and raise the bb, but there’s not a huge difference from 26 to 650 anyway.

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    I went from 140mm fox 32 to a 160mm pike, both 26″. Bike still feels great, so I can’t imagine it being that bad with a 650b on the front

    pymwymis
    Member

    cheers fellas, feeeling better about mismatched wheel sizes. 🙂

    Premier Icon gamo
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    Mine is an xl but 650b flows with high roller 11’s work with plenty clearance.

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