That is the difference in hardtail vs full suspension rather than 29" vs 26".doctapow said:Are there any rules of thumb regarding BB height on 29er frames versus conventional 26in frames?
I guess without giving it much thought, I assumed 29ers would ride higher - but I just picked a 29er hardtail on clearance the other days (mainly for the parts) and found on riding it that I was getting a lot more pedal strikes than usual.
I got home and measured the BB height at 12in - my Yeti 575 is 13.5. That seems like a big difference - enough that I could notice it.
Is the 12in height typical for a 29er frame (this is a Fuji Tahoe FYI)?
Full sussies have higher BBs to accommodate the suspension travel.