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Old 04-08-19, 11:51 PM
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Changing wheelset size

im using 26" wheelset now. is that possible for me to change the 26' into 24" wheelset with my current bike frame? and its a disc brake bike
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Old 04-08-19, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Wenmtuz View Post
im using 26" wheelset now. is that possible for me to change the 26' into 24" wheelset with my current bike frame? and its a disc brake bike
Usually. You probably don't want to, though.
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im changing to road bike now and my girlfriend aint tall enough to use 26"
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Why? You can probably make the change, but the pedals will be lower, and thus greater chance of bumping them on corners.

Your derailleur will also be closer to the ground, and at greater risk for damage.
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Originally Posted by Wenmtuz View Post
im changing to road bike now and my girlfriend aint tall enough to use 26"
Finding the right size of bike for her (24"?) will likely give her a lighter, and better proportioned bike overall. Depending, of course, what you are starting with.
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Originally Posted by Wenmtuz View Post
im changing to road bike now and my girlfriend aint tall enough to use 26"
Probably better to get a small frame 26" wheel bike than a big frame 26" bike with 24" wheels on it.

I ride a 17-18" frame, while my slightly shorter GF rides a 14-15" frame. 26" wheels on both.
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Old 04-09-19, 01:05 AM
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probably its better i get a new smaller bike for her then
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my daughter is 5-1 I just got her a 27.5 wheel size but small frame. if you look around depending on her height they make xtra small frames and small frames. already mentioned but putting smaller wheels lowers bottom bracket and pedal height to the ground.
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Originally Posted by Wenmtuz View Post
im changing to road bike now and my girlfriend aint tall enough to use 26"
It's about frame size not tire size.

Is this simple stuff really that difficult in the world of bikes? I often scratch my head at the weird obtuse questions posted on this forum.
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Originally Posted by Wenmtuz View Post
im changing to road bike now...

and my girlfriend aint tall enough
There is a really sweet looking mini-Madone on E-Bay. Hasn't sold, perhaps the seller will take offers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TREK-MADONE...-/223462089650

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Old 04-10-19, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
It's about frame size not tire size.

Is this simple stuff really that difficult in the world of bikes? I often scratch my head at the weird obtuse questions posted on this forum.
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