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Old 05-23-16, 05:04 PM
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29er MTB with drop bars/700c road tires

Anyone have a 29er MTB set up like that? 29 and 700c are the same diameter.

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Ive got an old 26" set up for banging around.
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Old 05-23-16, 05:15 PM
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Yeah there's lots of 26's in the vintage section. But you can use 700c road disc rims with a 29er.
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Been thinking about doing just that to my mtb. I have a Scott Scale 29'er that has only been used for commuting as of late and thought about doing a full Ultegra Di2 drop bar conversion with some smaller tubeless cx tires to make a high end beater. Oh Yeah!!!
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Old 05-23-16, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
Been thinking about doing just that to my mtb. I have a Scott Scale 29'er that has only been used for commuting as of late and thought about doing a full Ultegra Di2 drop bar conversion with some smaller tubeless cx tires to make a high end beater. Oh Yeah!!!
That would be kind of cool with a suspension fork. Full suspension would be overkill but I'd like to ride one.
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Old 05-23-16, 05:21 PM
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There us x a drop bar conversion thread in the c&v section
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Old 05-23-16, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sidney Porter View Post
There us x a drop bar conversion thread in the c&v section
There's no vintage bikes that are 29ers.
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Old 05-23-16, 05:32 PM
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Old 05-23-16, 05:37 PM
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That's road geometry with 650b wheels and it's expensive as hell.
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The Slate Looks to be a badass bike but I'm not sold on the 650b wheel size, they should have made it 700c (in my opinion). I will own a Lefty one day, they are just sick!
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Not exactly what's in the OP but people do CX bikes with MTB wheels/tires or 29'er frames with drop bars and rigid forks all the time for gravel racing.

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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Anyone have a 29er MTB set up like that? 29 and 700c are the same diameter.

Isn't that call Cyclocross?

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Almost did it with my 29er below. Geometry just wan't optimal. Bikes designed for flat bars if they fit correctly with flatbar, generally have a 20-40mm longer top tube than a bike designed to fit a given rider with a drop bar. Obvious reason is...hoods protrude forward, drops are lower and farther away from a rider and of course a flat bar is either straight across or has some pull back.

Since I wanted a skinny tire...up to 28c workhorse bike, I decided to build a Spesh Secteur dropbar bike instead and part out the Ti 29er below. Good decision btw. I did like the 29er and road it off road with bigger volume tires and on road with skinnys but all said, I spend way more time on road and prefer a drop bar. Best to choose a frameset designed for a dropbar that fits the wheel size you prefer. Quite a few frames to choose from that are drop bar and can fit a bit larger 700c which btw is the gravel bike genre...basically a drop bar version of a 29er.
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Old 05-23-16, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Isn't that call Cyclocross?
No.
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Old 05-23-16, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
Bikes designed for flat bars if they fit correctly with flatbar, generally have a 20-40mm longer top tube than a bike designed to fit a given rider with a drop bar.
Yeah you would have to have a shorter stem but I like short stems. My 17 inch MTB frame has a 22 inch top tube, the effective length is 58 and that's only 1-2cm longer than what I have on my road bikes.
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Excuse me? Why isn't this posted in the mtb forum?
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So... like the new Trek 920 disc?
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Excuse me? Why isn't this posted in the mtb forum?
Because I'm talking about a bicycle that is meant to be ridden on the road. As in road cycling. Not mountain biking on singletrack. I thought that was obvious.
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Excuse me, why is this posted in the MTB forum?
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I put dropbars on my old 26er MTB to turn it into a commuter. Fine-tuning the fit was kind of arduous, and I wound up using a lot shorter stem than I used with the flat bars. However, once I got it all done and tuned, it's a hoot to ride...I'm really glad I did it. I would think doing the same to a nice rigid 29er frame would work out pretty well, too.
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Something like this?

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That's a cyclocross bike. Different geometry.
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You mean like this...

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No, more like 700c road wheels/tires, drop bars and a modern road group.
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