650b wheels on Trek Crockett

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Molleben
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by Molleben

Anyone tried to put 650b wheels on a Trek Crockett Disc (not the newest 2017). How wide tires can be used? Experiences?

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

Why wouldn't it work? I don't think there is too big of an inward bump in the tubes. That's the best part of disc wheels.

(from my deraileur incident, 25c tires on)
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What size tire do you want to run?

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Molleben
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by Molleben

As wide as possible. I thought that the frame could take wider tires on 650b compared to the standard 700c wheels. My idea is to use it for trails and rough terrain instead of having a hard tail MTB

jfranci3
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by jfranci3

I don't know if you'll tuck much more than 42-45c /1.75" in there. Plus, gearing and ground clearance may be an issue. Try it though with a loaner wheel/tire

joshpeck
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by joshpeck

What kind of riding are you doing on it? lower bb might not be worth it.

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