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has anybody tried????

Postby sapperk » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:03 am

Hi all

My first post on here really apart from replying to a couple of classifieds.
Maybe a random thought and maybe in the forum but....

Last night i was thinking...........Has anybody tried running a 29er fork and wheel on the front with the standard 26 on the back. I suppose the theory being that the front will roll over the bigger dips etc etc and all the other up sides of the 29er with the thought that rear wheel will just follow.

Mmmm the things I think about on night shift

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby welshkev » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:14 am

specialized used to run a 26" wheel up front and a 24" (IIRC) on the back on the old big hits. same principle I guess
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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby cooldad » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:19 am

sapperk wrote:Hi all

My first post on here really apart from replying to a couple of classifieds.
Maybe a random thought and maybe in the forum but....

Last night i was thinking...........Has anybody tried running a 29er fork and wheel on the front with the standard 26 on the back. I suppose the theory being that the front will roll over the bigger dips etc etc and all the other up sides of the 29er with the thought that rear wheel will just follow.

Mmmm the things I think about on night shift

Kye

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:23 am

It would change the geometry, making headangle slacker. Cant think of any reasons why not, but then again can't think of any reason why you would do it.

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby Concorde » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:53 am

On kind of the same note, if 29 is better then why not 29.5 or 30?

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:59 am

Concorde wrote:On kind of the same note, if 29 is better then why not 29.5 or 30?

Dont let the big brands here you say that, they'll start getting ideas.

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Postby Giraffoto » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:04 am

I believe the reverse combination has been tried too. Must be a pain if you like to carry a spare inner tube
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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Jul 17, 2013 22:10 pm

Concorde wrote:On kind of the same note, if 29 is better then why not 29.5 or 30?

Because 29" wheels already existed, as did 650B. They just chose another conveniently available wheel, and claimed that it was better, rather than trying to actually research into the optimum.

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby The Rookie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 02:14 am

Many HT's can be 69ered by using a shorter travel fork than the max it willtake to keep the ground to crown distance the same as the max it should be with a 26 wheel.

A Friend has a 36er (next wheel size up) good fun and like a fatbike will steamroller many a rough surface, a little cumbersome though!

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby merkin » Mon Jul 22, 2013 21:04 pm

Surely if you have a bigger front wheel than back wheel you will always be riding uphill. Better that you do it the other way around so you can ride faster.

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Postby cooldad » Mon Jul 22, 2013 21:21 pm

merkin wrote:Surely if you have a bigger front wheel than back wheel you will always be riding uphill. Better that you do it the other way around so you can ride faster.

So one of these?
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Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Jul 22, 2013 22:18 pm

merkin wrote:Surely if you have a bigger front wheel than back wheel you will always be riding uphill.

There's a lot of stupid stuff on here recently, but despite that, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and just assume you're joking.

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jul 23, 2013 06:20 am

cooldad wrote:
merkin wrote:Surely if you have a bigger front wheel than back wheel you will always be riding uphill. Better that you do it the other way around so you can ride faster.

So one of these?
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No no no....the chain would need to be tight, then it would be fine!

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Re: has anybody tried????

Postby Giraffoto » Tue Jul 23, 2013 06:56 am

YeehaaMcgee wrote:
merkin wrote:Surely if you have a bigger front wheel than back wheel you will always be riding uphill.

There's a lot of stupid stuff on here recently, but despite that, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and just assume you're joking.


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