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Hi all,
Well the title says it, I've got a 2008 GT Peace 26" wheeler, I want to find out if I can fit 29" wheels?
The front fork has a load of clearance, but there's not so much room at the rear chainstay. Do the 26 & 29 bikes use the same frame?
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cockroach said:
Thanks Froth, as I thought :sad:
Mavic came out with the Speed City disc wheels back in 2002/3 for the purpose of mountain bikers being able to put a 700c wheel on their mountain bikes for road training and pre-race warm ups on pavement. Depending on frame clearance, you can fit certain size tires in there (28 - 32mm maybe even up to 38mm) which could allow you to run a cyclocross tire with the big hoops on your 26"er. If anything, it would give you a "feel" for the big wheel experience - or trekking/touring bike (whatever the Euros call them).

That was my intro to the big wheels on a mountain bike back in 2003 as I ran the Mavics on my 26" Trek 8000 with some Continental Cyclocross tires and Specialized city pavement rubber. Then I bought a Karate Monkey frame and moved the Mavics to their rightful home at the time. Running 700c rims on your 26" gives you a heck of a high a_ _ BB and jacks the bike up really high (watch your head going under bridges if you do this).

But if you want to run some real mountain bike meat, you'll have to get a 29"er frame.

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cockroach said:
Hi all,
Well the title says it, I've got a 2008 GT Peace 26" wheeler, I want to find out if I can fit 29" wheels?
The front fork has a load of clearance, but there's not so much room at the rear chainstay. Do the 26 & 29 bikes use the same frame?
Thanks!
Wheels? Yes.

Add 29er tires, No.
 

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The answer is: maybe.

Here is my commuter bike; GT Zaskar frame, Velocity Sparticus 700c wheels with with 700 x 32 'cross tires. Now that I've removed the FD, I think I could squeeze a 1.8 x 29 tire in the back. I think I'm going to give it a try and go back to a mountain bike bar to see how I live rigid riding.
 

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I've got a 26" peace and was interested so put the front wheel off the 29'er peace at work in the 26" fork. We were all pretty sure the forks were the same between them. 26" 100mm suspension corrected and 29" 80mm suspension corrected. So yes you can fit a 29" wheel in the front and thats with a 2.3" Nevegal. Not the rear though, the sliders are too short.
 

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if you've already got the wheels buy one of the cheep frames people go on about on these forums, I saw something less than a 100 new posted on here today. Swap the parts and slap the wheels on. And a 29er headset.

but the above posts hold true for me too, i've got an old trek beater made for 26" wheels that i put some cane creek stratos on with some continental town and country tires just to have as a loaner.
 
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