Temp brace to show tire clearance where it really matteres. I will be able to fit a KHE mac2 Park or a Maxxis DTH no problem.
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Temp brace to show tire clearance where it really matteres. I will be able to fit a KHE mac2 Park or a Maxxis DTH no problem.

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 What's the point of a scalloped bottom bracket if you have a brace?

Edit: just read that it's temporary.
  • 1 0
 Lol read the description:

Temp brace to show tire clearance where it really matteres. I will be able to fit a KHE mac2 Park or a Maxxis DTH no problem.


Edit: Just saw that you changed your post.
  • 1 0
 You replied before I could edit my post! I read the description right after I posted.
  • 1 0
 Im on fire.
  • 11 0
 I'm on a boat.
  • 1 0
 I thought of it, but didn't want to do anything that extreme. Mabey next year's summer grant. Prototype V2.
  • 1 0
 wouldnt that be fairly weak without any brace on there?
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 Weak? no. But theoretically may not be as strong. However, you could consider the sealing plate the brace. If so, that in addition to the 83mm wide double thick bb, im not worried about anything.
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 damn, you've got this thing well thought out Eek
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 there's another way too if you really think the brace is important: Super tall chainstays that go over the bb and connect to the dt.

But also think of it this way: the brace has traditionally been used on chainstays with an s bend to clear the chainring. Push the bb into the ground with the bike laid over almost flat. the whole bike bows with the apex at the bb. The chainstay closer to the ground will want to straighten out like a half link plate. The one closer to you will want to fold up like an accordian. The result is the chainstays touch at the s bend when they fail; but if a brace is present, it will balance the two forces until it just can't take anymore.

If the chainstays have only one u shaped continuous bend, or are basically perpendicular to the BB, then there is no extra curve to fold up. And no need for a brace.

Compliments to that rigging, and your bike... is deffo turning out great. Wink

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