- Anyone using 26" wheels in 27.5" forks?
Considering a fork swap – To keep cost down yet be as future proof as possible I’m thinking of using my existing wheels in some 27.5″ forks. Pikes specifically. I can Pike 160 fairly cheap but they’re quite a short fork compared to my current 36 170. If I got a 27.5 160 pike it would be almost the same as the 36 axle to crown.
Has anyone experienced any issues doing this? All I can foresee is the widest part of the tyres rubbing on the narrow part of the arch.Posted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
Yeah my 26 frame was designed for the 170 lyric I run a 160 mm Marzocchi 350. Others I know with the same frame run a 160mm 650b pike. With my 350 I get epic mud clearance with a 2.5 DHF, 2.4 Chunky Monkey or 2.4 Conti TK.
BTW offset might different so consider that.Posted 4 years agolornholioMember
I’ve been using a 27.5 160mm Pike on my Mega with 26″ wheels for the past year for exactly the same reasons. No issues and it has paid off now with a transplant to my new 27.5″ frame.
And your fork length difference is minimal. Old 170mm Fox is 555mm, 160mm Pike is 552mm.Posted 4 years ago
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