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    hybrid to mountainbike?

    I have a trek 7700 and use it also for offroad trails.. goes fine though, but i was wondering if it would be possible to "convert" it to a mountainbike. (like changing the tiresize?)

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    I was in a similar dilema. I just bought a mountain bike. Your wheels can take a 29 inch tire if you can find some thin enough to fit between the chainstays. Also, the 29'er fans say bigger wheels are better on the trail.
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    I think he meant like tire width(ex. 2.1"), and not wheel size. Oh and if you can make it fit wider tires will help a bit by giving your bike more stability, and better traction.

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    Would that fit? a mountainbike tire on a trek 7700 hybrid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth View Post
    I was in a similar dilema. I just bought a mountain bike. Your wheels can take a 29 inch tire if you can find some thin enough to fit between the chainstays. Also, the 29'er fans say bigger wheels are better on the trail.

    Err???

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniax View Post
    Would that fit? a mountainbike tire on a trek 7700 hybrid?
    Yes, you are limited in width though. But compared to what you have now you can go much wider.

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