Don't make me go 650b … !! … can't find a 150mm 26" frame anywheres … !!
Yes, I had seen that Enduro frameset!!
Struggling on the sizing to be honest….have migrated from a 585mm EFT to a 602 EFT….so somewhere between a medium and large…
Pivot 5.7 have sold out and I’m not sure how the geom would stack up with a set of 160mm Pikes. Still like the Meta AM but it’s too heavy really.Posted 3 years agoLekuSubscriber
Yeti SB66 Alu Frame CTD Shock Yellow – medium £1400 EFT 24.2″ 615mmPosted 3 years ago
Small – 590mmKojaklollipopMember
Mmm, I’ve been looking for a 26in Alloy Nomad, I see that Alltricks.fr have some, wonder what the deal would be with the warrenty in the UK if I purchased from France?
Sorry to hyjack, but if any one knows of a UK shop with a large Nomad frame or full bike please let me know, I’ve tried Stif, SCUK and Bikescene, no luck, it’s like they’ve all disappeared.Posted 3 years ago
The search for a 150mm/160mm 26″ frame is almost exhausted!
Something of reasonable weight & design is proving impossible to find!
Clearly – there are plenty of reasonably priced 650b options!…….
With a quiver of 26″ bikes and life’s supply of High Rollers … I just can’t allow myself to go down the slightly larger wheel route!
Anybody seen any frame/complete offers about for 26″ers ?
Enduro/Stumpy Evo/Trek Slash/Mojo HD 160 etc?Posted 3 years ago
It would be great to see some tests where you ran a 650b frame with 26inch wheels in it.
There is so little in it (12mm radius) that I doubt it will ride that differently, Same as between a big and small tyre. I have a pair of 650b/26 X-Fusion forks on my Nukeproof Mega and it seems to work fine. Just look for the biggest 26 inch tyres you can find.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
GEDA – Member
Just look for the biggest 26 inch tyres you can find.
Only really works if you were planning on fitting skinny 650b tyres tbh… But yeah, it’s interesting, I reckon there’s bound to be 650b bikes out there that I’d prefer with 26 inch wheels, I like a lower BB anyway. But then again there’ll be other 650bs that have the BB where I want it, that would end up dragging their arses everywhere with 26 inch wheelsPosted 3 years ago
Only really works if you were planning on fitting skinny 650b tyres tbh.
I disagree here as the volume of the tyres is more important than the diameter so running a really big pair of 26inch tyres on a 650b frame would not be the same as running some pencil 650b wheels/tyres on the same frame. I know which I would prefer.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
GEDA – Member
I disagree here as the volume of the tyres is more important than the diameter so running a really big pair of 26inch tyres on a 650b frame would not be the same as running some pencil 650b wheels/tyres on the same frame. I know which I would prefer.
Agree as far as wheel size itself goes- I can’t really tell any difference between 650b and 26 tbh… But geometry does matter, if you lower or raise a bike by ~12mm you’re probably going to notice. So if a bike’s designed for fat 650b tyres, and designedPosted 3 years ago
wellto your taste, it should ride noticably worse with 26 inch tyres.chiefgrooveguruMember
That a bike won’t ride differently with 27.5 wheels rather than 26 wheels. The changes in BB height, rollover ability, trail, flip-flop and stability all add up to make a useful difference.
The discussions I’ve had with frame designers regarding 650B/27.5 wheels suggest that they’re working off a 710-715mm diameter for their geometry – far from small volume tyres! The tyre on the front of my 27.5 bike measures 28.5″, the diameter of an XC 29er tyre.Posted 3 years ago
But the difference between a 26 inch rim and 650b is 12mm radius which is the only important figure. Diameter makes the difference look bigger but radius is the important thing.
Not sure if I understand all the stuff you are talking about (flip flop??) but:
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA[/video]Posted 3 years ago
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