- Can I fit 24" wheels to a 26" frame ?
Lower BB and possible pedal strikes on ground?Posted 4 years ago
as well as the wheels you might want to consider swopping crank arms for something shorter than the stock ones
Should be a decent amount of 24″ disc wheels around, lots of jump bikes have 24″ wheels. Halo? Try pink bike classifieds
My son wants a decent bike but even the 15″ frame models are a bit too big.
I have the chance of an as new Specialized Hardrock sport disc nearby at a great price and would like to know if I got a pair of 24″ disc wheels would they fit on directly so he could be more confident on it until he fitted the 26″ wheels.
24″ disc models are hard to find, would not last him that long and are pricey.
Thanks for any advice.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Spesh do a 13″ Hotrock…I picked one up for my lad…
But inside leg measurement aside, it’s just still too much bike for him to handle. Ended up getting him a 24″ version. Just need to rebuild his front wheel onto a disc hub, & he will have a front disc brake (BB5 to keep the same lever), & rigid Exotic fork.
And ditto the not being able to get decent lightweight 24″ rims, seems to be all beefy jump bike kit.Posted 4 years ago
I am near Newcastle, seems to be good and bad points about this.
The two bikes out of one appeals, first using 24″ wheels then 26″ in time but the reach to the bars may still be too big.
He is only 9 and is 52″ tall so not big.
What I was trying to do was get front and rear discs without spending a fortune, thing is that his 13 year old brother just bought a lovely used Marin that is as clean as new so the little un wants a mint one as well !Posted 4 years agoadrenalindaddyMember
I’ve been planning on doing this for juniors next bike, slowly been collecting bits and pieces, and I will have a lot of stuff I put on his 20″ wheel bike that will go on too. I figured early on that I could pass down some bits and pieces and they can last over several bikes – but I don’t mind building wheels up
Just need a good frame nowPosted 4 years agoMarkieMember
If you want lighter 24″ rims, Chain Reaction has the 460g 2011 Octane One Solar 31 at £17.
Dartmoor Raiders are 500g.
As far as tyres go, Schwalbe 24″ Rocket Rons are 445g, apparently (and having just bought some, cheapest on Amazon at the mo!).
And yes, 24″ is the new sweet wheel size!Posted 4 years ago
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