B9er thread

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Posted: Jul 30, 2019 at 12:59 Quote
telephunke wrote:
does anyone have any thoughts on 'ideal' bikes to do this conversion to? I'm in the market for a new frame/setup, and want to end up with a 160mm rear and 170mm front. (I know about the dedicated liteville and Foes bikes, but not that into them)

It seems if I convert a 27.5 bike, I have to find one with a 20mm difference in travel at either end, and accept having the same travel at either end as the final result. Is this correct? Not what I want in any case. (based on this anyway: https://www.bikemag.com/gear-features/bike-shop/bike-shop-27-5-rear-29-front-the-79er-trail-bike-done-right/ )

If I convert a 29.5 bike, I need to find something with short chainstays, or else (kind of) what's the point? Going this route means finding something with a steeper seat tube and steeper head tube than I want as the end result, is that correct? And something that doesn't have too low BB. Seems like finding these combos in a bike might not be that easy.
Devinci spartan 27.5 with a 160 29er short offset fork.

Posted: Jul 30, 2019 at 13:00 Quote
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Posted: Jul 31, 2019 at 4:10 Quote
telephunke wrote:
does anyone have any thoughts on 'ideal' bikes to do this conversion to? I'm in the market for a new frame/setup, and want to end up with a 160mm rear and 170mm front. (I know about the dedicated liteville and Foes bikes, but not that into them)

It seems if I convert a 27.5 bike, I have to find one with a 20mm difference in travel at either end, and accept having the same travel at either end as the final result. Is this correct? Not what I want in any case. (based on this anyway: https://www.bikemag.com/gear-features/bike-shop/bike-shop-27-5-rear-29-front-the-79er-trail-bike-done-right/ )

If I convert a 29.5 bike, I need to find something with short chainstays, or else (kind of) what's the point? Going this route means finding something with a steeper seat tube and steeper head tube than I want as the end result, is that correct? And something that doesn't have too low BB. Seems like finding these combos in a bike might not be that easy.

Pole Evolink 158. I have now Evolink140 b9er and if I wanted more travel the 158 would be my choise. I was worried by he long chainstay but it does not feel too long with the 27.5" rear wheel.

Posted: Jul 31, 2019 at 23:48 Quote
cool thanks for those suggestions.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 at 0:43 Quote

Courtesy of the front page.

Posted: Aug 27, 2019 at 13:45 Quote
Pole Taival b9er
Pole Taival b9er

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 1:36 Quote
turnsareforfastriders wrote:

Courtesy of the front page.
Wow what fork/offset?

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 3:10 Quote
dagzin wrote:
Hey
I have a 29er hardtail, and thinking of trying a 27.5 out back. Well thinking is a lie.. I pick up a cheap 27.5 wheel just waiting for it to be delivered.

My question is..
At the moment I used 29x2.6s front and rear if I put a 27.5 wheel out back what tyre would be best suited. 2.6 or 2 8?.

Thanks


Did you eventually find the right one?
I ride a nobby nic 27.5 x 2.8 at the back and I think that I will downgauge to 27.5 x 2.6 on the next ones (considering the continental baron), 2.8 can sometimes be too bumpy / large for me. Otherwise the combo nobby nic 29 x 2.25 front / 27.5 x 2.8 rear works well for now.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 at 9:30 Quote
ronan29 wrote:
dagzin wrote:
Hey
I have a 29er hardtail, and thinking of trying a 27.5 out back. Well thinking is a lie.. I pick up a cheap 27.5 wheel just waiting for it to be delivered.

My question is..
At the moment I used 29x2.6s front and rear if I put a 27.5 wheel out back what tyre would be best suited. 2.6 or 2 8?.

Thanks


Did you eventually find the right one?
I ride a nobby nic 27.5 x 2.8 at the back and I think that I will downgauge to 27.5 x 2.6 on the next ones (considering the continental baron), 2.8 can sometimes be too bumpy / large for me. Otherwise the combo nobby nic 29 x 2.25 front / 27.5 x 2.8 rear works well for now.

In the end I went for a wtb 27.5x2.8 ranger tough fast rolling.

Glad I did, think I'd I went for any other wtb it be too small height wise.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 8:29 Quote
I also want to convert my Jeffsy 29er 2017 L to a B9er or Mullet to get a more compact feel in berms.

I could get a Cane Creek DB Coil 222x63,5 relatively cheap. Is there any way to use it?

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 9:35 Quote
Heino77 wrote:
I also want to convert my Jeffsy 29er 2017 L to a B9er or Mullet to get a more compact feel in berms.

I could get a Cane Creek DB Coil 222x63,5 relatively cheap. Is there any way to use it?

The 222mm shock won't fit in the 2017 Jeffsy. You can turn the flipchip to high position with your current shock. It will help compensate the slackening in b9er setup.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 9:53 Quote
Heino77 wrote:
I also want to convert my Jeffsy 29er 2017 L to a B9er or Mullet to get a more compact feel in berms.

I could get a Cane Creek DB Coil 222x63,5 relatively cheap. Is there any way to use it?

A friend of mine went mullet on his Jeff 29, it does exactly what you're looking for and no the 222x63.5 shock does not fit. If you want to get more out of that rear suspension however then apparently coil is the way to go on the Jeffsy.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 13:03 Quote
Thanks for your replies.

I will try it out and post here.

Will stick to the Float then for the time being until I get a cheap Cane Creek DB.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 13:22 Quote
I don't think on my bike I could go back to 27.5 on the front. I have a fox 36F coil fork 29er at 170mm the ride quality is excellent. 2 months on this setup. Park, enduro and AM. Seems to have made my Sx a better all round bike.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 at 19:54 Quote
I'm looking for cheap 27.5 rear boost wheels, and most of the stuff I'm finding is "plus" sizing, 30-40mm internal rim width. I'm on a '18 Jeffsy 29 ALC and wondering if anyone has experience or thoughts of running a 27.5+ wheel on the rear.

There's a used RF AR40 wheel set near me w/ tires that seems like a great deal ( $300 USD for the set and I could maybe sell the front wheel). I'm unsure if a 27.5+ would feel clear and how the larger volume tire would feel, ie: sidewall folding, though I could run cushcore or DH casing maybe. I'm thinking it would be really odd with a 29x2.5 DHF up front and then a 27.5x3.0(idk?) in the rear.

FWIW, I'm already running a DVO Jade coil and a 150mm Pike. I like the idea of getting a more playful, tighter cornering bike, not buzzing my ass so much on steeps shit, and just experimenting with the mullet concept. Thanks.


 
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