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26" FS to 96er Rigid?

FlatEssexSocietyFlatEssexSociety Posts: 26
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello,

Wanted to try something new. So, I've an older frame currently running an 80mm suspension fork.

I heard (imagined?) that you can replace this with a 29" specific rigid fork and run a 29 wheel upfront and a 26" at back.

May sound crazy, but this is for bridleways and tow paths in non-mountain bike friendly Essex, so could be fun.

The fork would be either an on-one or the white brothers fully solid.

Anyone know if I can do this?

Thanks


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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you could. find out the axle to crown height of the current fork, look in the FAQ MTB section, then have a look at the axle to crown height of the replacement rigid fork. if they are similar heights then fine.

    25mm difference changes the head angle by one degree.

    Oh and by FS i guess you do not mean Full Suspension. :wink:
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  • Thanks Nick.

    by FS I meant Front Suspension. Should have put HT. duh

    :oops:
    THE GAME FCN +10
    Folding Bike +10, Baggies +1, SPD's -1
    (Oh yeah, it's an Airnimal Chameleon. Bwah ha ha ha...cough)
    + Trek 8500 Singlespeed conversion.
    Flat Essex = no need for gears on a tow path.
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    You'd have to measure, but something like the Pace carbon fork may well have enough clearence to fit a 29er wheel and tyre? Also worth looking at On-One's carbon forks as well....
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