Utility Cycling - Xtracycle 26" vs 700c
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04-28-09, 06:18 AM
I am looking to convert my 700c commuter into an X with a freeradical kit. What I'm wondering is if a FreeRad 26" kit fits the same. I'll have to get a heavier duty wheel in either case and I think a Mountain wheel with slicks in the summer and spikes in the winter would serve better than a 700c. Am I wrong in this? I have an eccentric BB so the angle changes can be compensated for.
It might work. I like having bigger diameter wheel/tires for commuting, and there are strong rims available with the increasing popularity of 29er mountain biking, so what about running a Kris Holm 700C/29er (http://www.krisholm.com/khu/rims) rim with Schwalbe Big Apple 29er (http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1328) in the rear (w/ the 700c kit)?
Nokian makes a 29er studded tire that could serve for winter duties...
04-29-09, 10:39 PM
The Xtracycle platform can only support tires up to 37c. 700c Big Apples definitely won't fit.
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