Old 08-15-19, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RamAlaRag View Post
I love the idea of a 650b conversion, is this something I could do to most frames, or what is required? Sorry, newb..... 😉
Show Us Your 650B Conversions

What is required depends on what you start with. It can be as simple as putting on some long reach brakes and building up a new set of 650B wheels. The smaller wheels/rims mean that there is going to be more room for a fatter tire, without really needing to modify the frame. It is going to be easiest if you start with a bike that doesn't have cantilever studs already, since they would need to move down by 19-23mm to fit the smaller wheels.

A lot of people will bend more rake into the fork to reduce the amount of trail. This is supposed to improve handling with a front load, especially at lower speeds.
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