- 650b Pedal Catching
Sensible answer – that’ll be due to the frame design, not the wheel size. Lower BB to reduce the centre of gravity. Given time, either you’ll adjust your style a bit to compensate or you’ll get used to whaming your pedals on stuff. I used to have a Commencal Super 4 with the same issue.
(plus another rather larger issue that meant I didn’t have to worry about it for longer than a year. 😀 )Posted 3 years agostilltortoiseSubscriber
I used to have a Whyte 46 which was like riding on stilts it was that high. It was great for rocky, technical, pedally trails though. I then had a go on a Pitch which was loads better – more planted – going downhill but I had loads of pedal strikes.
<end of pointless anecdote>Posted 3 years agobungalisticSubscriber
An article tackling this subject from a few weeks ago: http://www.bikemag.com/friday-five/friday-five-pedal/Posted 3 years ago
Now then all,
I’m a proud owner of a Mach6 and I love it, but I’ve been noticing that I’m catching my peddles A LOT on the ground/ obstacles.
I’ve spoken to another mate that recently got a 650b and he’s noticing the same.
Is anyone else having the same issue or noticed that they are catching their pedals more?
My crank arms are 170mm, now I dont really want to go down a size but considering I might have too.
Be good to hear if anyone else is having the issue.
MattPosted 3 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Matt, it isn’t weird at all! Your bottom bracket is closer to the ground on your new frame because it has more than 12.5mm extra BB drop (27.5ers need 12.5mm more BB drop to have the same BB height as 26ers, just like 29ers need 31.5mm more BB drop to have the same BB height) versus your old frame.
The BB height is very low on my new full-sus and I’m thinking about raising it a bit using the adjustable dropouts (it’s currently in the lowest position). Most bikes don’t have that tweakability though, so it comes down to sorting out your pedalling and pedal position when cornering etc and maybe running bigger tyres or less sag.Posted 3 years ago
Your bottom bracket is closer to the ground on your new frame because it has more than 12.5mm extra BB drop (27.5ers need 12.5mm more BB drop to have the same BB height as 26ers, just like 29ers need 31.5mm more BB drop to have the same BB height
Read it again…..slowly and out loud.Posted 3 years ago
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