As mountain biking has become more popular, there has been an increase in the number of different types of bikes and forks available. One question that I often see people asking is whether they can put a 29er fork on a 26 bike. While it is possible to do this, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before you make the switch.
- Unscrew the top cap of the fork and remove the star nut
- Unscrew the bottom bolt of the fork and remove the wheel
- Slide the 26″ wheel into the 29er fork
- Screw the bottom bolt back into the fork
- Screw the top cap back into the fork
Can you put 29er wheels on 26 frame?
It’s possible to put 29er wheels on a 26 frame, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, the 29er wheels will likely be a tight fit on the frame, so you may need to make some adjustments to the bike to get them to fit properly. Second, the 29er wheels will likely be heavier than the 26 wheels, so the bike may not ride as smoothly as it did with the smaller wheels.
Finally, the 29er wheels will change the geometry of the bike, so it may handle differently than it did with the 26 wheels. If you’re considering putting 29er wheels on a 26 frame, it’s best to talk to a bike mechanic or experienced bike rider to get their opinion on whether or not it’s a good idea for your particular bike.
Can I use a 29 inch fork on a 27.5 bike?
It’s a common question with a simple answer: yes, you can use a 29 inch fork on a 27.5 bike. In fact, many mountain bike manufacturers make forks that are compatible with both wheel sizes. The main thing to keep in mind is that you may need to make some adjustments to your bike’s brakes and drivetrain to accommodate the larger fork.
Additionally, your bike’s headtube may need to be slightly longer to accommodate the 29 inch fork. But overall, it’s a relatively simple process to switch out your fork, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a larger wheel size without having to buy a new bike.
Can you put a 27.5 fork on a 26 frame?
If you’re looking to upgrade your old 26″ mountain bike to a new 27.5″ wheel size, you might be wondering if you can simply put a 27.5″ fork on your existing frame. The answer is yes, in most cases you can indeed put a 27.5″ fork on a 26″ frame. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before making the switch.
First, your bike’s headtube must be long enough to accommodate the longer fork.
If your headtube is too short, the fork will protrude too far and could potentially damage the frame. Second, your bike’s front wheel hub must also be compatible with the fork. Most modern mountain bike hubs are, but it’s always best to check before making any assumptions.
And lastly, you’ll need to make sure that your bike’s suspension can handle the extra travel of the 27.5″ fork. If your bike has less than 100mm of suspension travel, it’s probably not worth upgrading to a 27.5″ fork. But if it has 100-140mm of travel, then it should be able to handle the slightly longer fork just fine. So, in short, yes you can put a 27.5″ fork on a 26″ frame, but there are a few things to keep in mind before doing so.
Will 29 forks fit on a 27.5 frame?
This is a great question! The answer is yes, 29 forks will fit on a 27.5 frame. The reason is because the 29er forks have a longer axle-to-crown measurement than 27.5 forks.
This means that the 29er forks will stick out further from the bottom of the frame, but they will still fit on the frame. The only thing you need to be careful of is that the 29er forks have a different offset than 27.5 forks. This means that the 29er forks will sit a little bit closer to the front wheel, so you need to make sure that your front wheel has enough clearance.
Other than that, it’s no problem!
69er bike conversion
A 69er bike conversion is a great way to get more speed and power out of your mountain bike. By adding a second 29er wheel to the front of your bike, you can really make the most of your bike’s potential.
There are a few things to keep in mind when doing a 69er bike conversion.
First, you’ll need to find a 29er fork that’s compatible with your bike. You may also need to get a new headset, as the old one may not fit the new fork. Once you have the fork, you’ll need to remove the old front wheel and install the new one.
The second thing to keep in mind is that you’ll need to adjust your bike’s geometry to account for the new front wheel. This means that you’ll need to raise the front end of your bike by a few inches. You can do this by either installing a taller headset or by adding spacers to the top of your fork.
Once you’ve made these adjustments, you’ll be able to take advantage of the extra speed and power that the 29er wheel provides. With a 69er bike conversion, you can really take your mountain biking to the next level.
It’s possible to put a 29er fork on a 26 bike, but it’s not recommended. Doing so would change the bike’s handling and could cause problems with the brakes and wheels. It’s better to stick with the fork that’s designed for the bike.