Ridley Iginte 26er with 650b wheels

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victorduraace
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by victorduraace

Anybody riding older (2013) Ignite Carbon?
How much clearance do you have with 650b wheels? Is it worth it to use 26" frame with 650b wheels? Cheers

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by TheRookie

All you need is to make up a 12.7mm width piece of cardboard shaped to a tyre both sides and run it through the gap to check for clearance.

Most 26" hardtail frames will take a 650B wheel and tyre, especially if you go 1x gearing to remove the front mech from the equation.

26" Fox forks will take a 650B as well as long as you are conservative on tyre size.
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F45
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by F45

Not on a Ridley, but I looked into 27.5. Went with larger tires instead. 2.35" on the rear and 2.4" on the front though I could go 2.6" on the front.

I figured, for the same diameter, I could have up to 2.6" vs ~2.2" tires on the front.

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