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HT to FS

tomlawrencetomlawrence Posts: 5
edited July 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all,

just a general question, I have a Boardman 650b (Hard Tail).

If i in the future want a FS, would all the gears, breaks and front forks and wheels all go onto a FS frame or when people buy FS Frame only, does it only take specific types of gears/breaks etc.

Understand different wheel sizes can make a difference but what about the other bits?



  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    You should be able to swap parts across but the new frame having suspension wouldn't be the issue, it would be a case of making sure the new frame has the right headtube/bottom bracket/seatpost etc there's also wheel axle type as well as size
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Also worth checking front mech mount type / size.
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  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    You might need new chain depending on current set - up and new set- up, but you won't know whether you will untill you set the rest of the drivetrain up.

    Might need a longergear cable

    Also chain device (if you have one) mount

    The main or most important things to check are

    Head tube
    Seat tube
    Bottom bracket
    Brake mounts
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Most FS frames are longer and have more convoluted routing, so brake hoses are normally too short.
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