- Using 650b Pikes on a 26" bike
I am about to purchase some pikes from CRC and I noticed that 26 and 650b are only £20 different. If I purchase some 650b pikes and put them on my 26 stumpjumper for a bit of future proofing in case I decide to upgrade frame/wheels, would I notice any significant difference? would I be screwing my frame in the process?Posted 4 years ago
Not really, I’ve been doing just that on my spitfire for 12 months and it hasn’t killed me to death yet. They’re only 10mm different A-C. Do you have a 10mm spacer under your stem that you can move to the top?Posted 4 years ago
Awesome, Yeah I have 20mm worth of spacers under the stem right now.Posted 4 years ago
I have done the same on my chameleon but with fox 34. I believe it work out 12.5mm higher than the 26″ version of the same forks. I run the forks at 130mm so they probably just feel the height of 140mm forks.Posted 4 years ago
i’ve had 650b Pikes on my zesty for two years, no issues. With big tyres you really can’t spot any obvious size difference……..
Posted 4 years ago
Thanks a lot guys, ill definitely be going for some 650b pikes then!Posted 4 years ago
I would add to my comment above that I think I would struggle to run a mudhugger on 26″ forks with a magic Mary. It is tight in there with the 650b fork and touches slightly when landing drops much higher than about 8foot. I think it must be wheel deformation as the mud hugger is attached to the crown brace so the wheel isn’t getting any closer from the centre.Posted 4 years ago
So in this respect a 26″ wheel in a 650b fork is a winner.
Did it on my 26″ Trek Remedy…all good and great tyre clearance. I did change the air shaft to 150mm travel from 160mm though but probably would have been finePosted 4 years ago
Brilliant, now does anyone know if there is somewhere I can get them cheaper than CRC? I have just seen the 26 version on merlin for £525 which is tempting!Posted 4 years ago
Running 650b 150mm Pikes in my Spitfire as well, along with 650b dropouts. seems OK and will be after a 160mm airshaft soonPosted 4 years ago
Not pikes but MrsB has 650b on the front of her 456 and luvs it .Posted 4 years ago
Fekin Flickr ..Posted 4 years ago
650b pikes on my 26+ surly instigatorPosted 4 years ago
Check with bikebitz and the german ebay seller, I’ve used both and had good service no issues.Posted 4 years ago
650B Pikes on my 26″ Mega and 650B Revs on my 26″ Transition hardtail.Posted 4 years ago
Seems fine to me.
Could you run a 650b wheel if you’re running 650b forks on a 26″ bike? So it would slacken off the head tube a degree or so? Give you a tiny bit more axle to axle? With a short stem/ wide bars probs be ok?
Just thinking about doing something like this on my Pipedream.Posted 4 years ago
456 with 130mm Manitous
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Brilliant, now does anyone know if there is somewhere I can get them cheaper than CRC? I have just seen the 26 version on merlin for £525 which
Join British Cycling for £20. That’ll get you a 10% off code for CRC to use each monthPosted 4 years ago
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