27.5 fork in 26 dirt jumper??

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019 at 23:35 Quote
Can i have fox 27.5 fork in my 26 dirt jumper??

Posted: Aug 31, 2019 at 20:08 Quote
Well.....you can, but why would you? There’s 26 options still available.

Posted: Aug 31, 2019 at 21:55 Quote
A 27.5” rim is 25mm larger in diameter than a 26”.

The only thing that would prevent you is if your 27.5” fork has a “tapered” steerer tube and your DJ frame doesn’t have a tapered head tube.


Posted: Aug 31, 2019 at 23:46 Quote
Forks meant for 27.5 wheels usually have a little more offset, so when you use it with a 26 inch wheel it may ride a little twitchy. It may work, but I would just go for 26 inch fork .

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/To-the-Point-Wheel-Diameter-VS-Fork-Offset.html

Posted: Sep 1, 2019 at 6:19 Quote
Aptlynamed wrote:
Forks meant for 27.5 wheels usually have a little more offset, so when you use it with a 26 inch wheel it may ride a little twitchy. It may work, but I would just go for 26 inch fork .

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/To-the-Point-Wheel-Diameter-VS-Fork-Offset.html


Hmmm interesting. I’ve read about TRANSITION using less-offset forks on their 27.5”s and 29”s. But I guess most aren’t like that yet....

https://www.transitionbikes.com/sbg.cfm

Less offset has also become a thing in street/park 20” BMX. https://m.vitalbmx.com/forums/General-BMX-Talk,2/25-or-32-degree-offset-forks,1292258

Posted: Sep 15, 2019 at 3:58 Quote
A lot of pro riders have been using 27.5 forks recently including pilgrim, I think they lower them to 80mm to make up for height gain.

I'm thinking about it too, running circus experts ATM but my 2017 Scott 720 plus has a nice set of fox 36 floats in but they're 160mm, was going to look at lowering them and using them but it might be abit over kill up front.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 at 11:07 Quote
Anyone else have any insight on this? I’m doing a DJ build over winter and was thinking of using lowered 27.5” Pikes. I know you can lower the 26” Pikes to 100mm but what about using that same air shaft in a 27.5” pike?

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