Mud clearance isn't going to be much of a problem in Morocco surely? And I'm imagine the larger diam fast race tyres like @umop3pisdn mentioned would be up there on the list of what to use, like a load of people using Mezcals in SRMR. So yeah, to me definitely seems a decent option.
I think I'd want a 650b specific bike if I was doing an ultra race!
Why? I mean, it's unlikely I'll actually buy new wheels but I just saw this as an interesting twist on the 26er. I think I'd like something more like the Kinesis Tripster I had - it could take 650B and that'd give tyre clearance for something like 50mm which is wider than I used to mountain bike with!
Literally zero knowledge of their weather or the route.
Just leave the 26” wheels on and get some nice fast rolling tyres. Switching wheel size is a waste of time.
Wheels, seatpost and bars acquired.
When payday comes around I'll start the hunt for an appropriately stubby stem, some decent shimano brakes and some tyres.
I was thinking of swapping my ikons for something knobblier if Rhys be of any interest?
Wanted bits, give me a shout if you have anything
@AlexD sorry for not getting back! I think I'll be going for something a little more rugged too
No problemo. They've been fine through the summer, but I do notice the lack of grip on the front when there's anything wet under them. Ardents all round for me, I reckon.
Looks very good! I just bought a 26" inbred frame myself so extra fun to follow this:)
That’s starting to look pretty fun. What’s the travel on those forks? I’ll eventually get round to picking up some longer travel forks for my 456 one day.
where the updates
Under my desk. Picked up the brakes on weds finally.
@AlexD and by some weird arc @Belagerent have twisted my arm into buying a bag of bolts for this. I keep remembering more small bits it needs:
-qr seatpost clamp = dropper?
-bar-ends that make my knock of esi grips look more like esi grips
Still have 3 frames (well a dismantled frame, a frame with a stuck crappy suspension post and complete bike in poor condition, with a rear rim worn through on one side and a sieze front disk brake) and still got no further.
I need to get a qr seat post clamp for mine too - keep forgetting. Although I may just end up getting a dropper for it!
Progress is progress
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