Are there any cheapish non-disc rims suitable for 584-47 tyres? I know VO and Grand Bois did (do?) some, but recall them being a bit spendy - a mate wants some for a cheap and cheerful conversion. Will be for touring use, so 32 or 36h.
These have been thrown about a fair bit on here, not sure if anyone ever got them?
Quite narrow I think
Yeah you'd probably want something wider for a 47 mm tyre
I have the 26" / 559 version and they're bombproof
A lot less beefy
Ah yes that's probably better for this case
Ta; will pass it on.
I've the 32h version. I warped my rear wheel when I built them up, took it to the lbs who fixed the issue but said that he couldn't get even tension across the spokes. Got them set up getto tubeless w some 1,5" g-ones
Tldr they're ok but not great
Ta for the review. I'll ignore them in future. It looks like there are a few more reasonable choices around in any case too
So I'm on the lookout for an OTP steel low trail 650b fork (for canti brakes)
Is there such a fork readily available?
Somafab have a version, that's unfortunately only available in 700c.
Why 650 specific? I'm gonna assume you'll be running chunky tyres on that, so it all balances out with a 700c fork.
I'd guess for the canti mounts
Thorn w/adjustable bosses or Surly Pack Rat. Trail all depends on your h/t angle and tyre size
Shit, didn't read that. Like silly said though, depends on head angle and what the bike was designed for. Geometry goes out of the window a bit.
oh yeah and original fork a-c of course
Plan is to acquire the fork, then have a custom rando frame built around it...
Thank you all for the suggestions.
Winston can build me one with nice steel, but it's £250.
Have you tried low trail? It's pretty divisive. I had a steamroller with a high rake fork (I guess it meant it had low trail but I know there is more that goes into the calculation and I've not put the time into it) and the steering was floppy and a bit odd. Better with load, as the story goes, but I'd say it's definitely worth trying before you're buying.
That seems decent value, especially if you're going to be having a custom frame built too, the Thorn one is £50 more! Unless the stars align your builder may well end up making compromises in the frame geometry due to building around the pre-existing fork geo.
I have got a pair of Andra 20 36 h, 18,5 mm internal/24,5 mm external width, black, machined sidewalls laying about, if still looking.
What's the difference with 650B and 27.5? One seems to be road/gravel the other MTB?
Looking around for a set of 650B to fit into probably a Tripster frame to run fat rubber for gravel stuff.
What's to worry about with cheap options? What am I not seeing?
Anyone got a set of 650B gravel ish wheels they want to move on?
It's the same size, like 700c and 29"
Superstar have some cheap sets too
Yeah, I get that the size is the same but it seems they use 27.5 when talking about say Enduro MTB wheels and 650B for road/gravel? Maybe that's just my initial impression looking at a couple of sites. For example the Merlin wheels are more MTB oriented hub (Axle: 15x100mm or 20x110mm). I could shim that done to work with 12mm thru axle. The rear might depend on 142mm or 135 back end. If it was a 4S I think it's 135, whereas the Tripster is 142. But I think these wheels can be changed with end caps.
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