- Are CX and 29er wheels compatible?
Depends if frame is built for 130mm hub or 135 and how much spring frame has
Is this really true? Look at 5mm on a ruler, and then divide that by 2 seat/chainstays. I’d have no qualms about interchanging a 135 and 130mm frame and hub combination.
edit – and yes, 29er and 700c rims are the same diameter. Clearances you’d have to measure up between your frame and chosen rim, but with a CX frame it’s unlikely to be a problem.Posted 5 years agotthewSubscriber
Fair enough. Steel, aluminium and carbon are all elastic to varying degrees. With the amount of flex you would get over a stay there’s no way you’d approach that limit* so my largest worries would be that the wheel may be a bit of a pig to insert and you may get chainline issues.
*completely unscientific guesswork that I’m not going to investigate further.Posted 5 years ago
Am due an upgrade on the wheels that came on my Genesis Vapour Disc. I think a cross bike will take 29er wheels right? Would like to have 29 in case I ever need a quick replacement wheel for my 29 hardtail.
Are 29 wheels actually the same size as 700cc road wheels and would my road tyres fit?
Thinking about Crests on Hopes as a good wheel for CX and mtb but would a Crest take a road tyre like a 28mm?Posted 5 years ago
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