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mezastel

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24" frame options?
« on: March 19, 2017, 01:24:36 AM »
'Sup everyone. I was wondering, are there any options for carbon frames for 24" wheels? I'm looking for something decent for my kid, his current bike weighing 16 kilos :(



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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 09:39:37 AM »
Nothing specifically for a 24" wheel but if you look a couple of threads down, I have a build thread for my daughter's 14" bike. As long as you keep the crank arm length proportional, you should be able to run 24" wheels in it just fine. 

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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 03:24:12 AM »
Thanks, I think if a 26" was small enough I'd go for that. Meanwhile, I found that Specialized do a 24" aluminium bike that weighs just 9 kilos (!) with 2.8 tyres. I'm unlikely to build anything better myself, TBH.

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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 11:23:24 AM »
Thanks, I think if a 26" was small enough I'd go for that. Meanwhile, I found that Specialized do a 24" aluminium bike that weighs just 9 kilos (!) with 2.8 tyres. I'm unlikely to build anything better myself, TBH.

A 14"/26" bike for a kid can be about 2kg lighter, but ok for about $1000+ / 1200€

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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 07:37:41 AM »
Well I'm sure it could be lighter still if carbon frames were available, but sadly they are not.

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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 10:34:01 AM »
I get that you want a 24" specific frame and I respect that. But before you completely right off the 26" frame, take a look at all the numbers.

This is what I found when I built the 26" bike.
20" bike had 70mm stem and 20mm setback post.
26" bike has 40mm stem and a straight post.
Measuring from the handlebar centerline to the center of the saddle, the distance between the two is about even. So it really isn't a major jump when it comes to fit. The only kicker is the overall height when they are sitting in the saddle. Which would be helped by running 24" wheels. My daughter is fine with standing to start and stop so it's a non issue.
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Re: 24" frame options?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 10:39:49 AM »
Here are some numbers I got before deciding. And yes the Trek numbers are correct.

ETT measurements
536mm - Tideace 14" 26er
525mm - TrailCraft Timber 26
515mm - Trek Superfly 26
529mm - Trek Superfly 24
521.4mm - GT Laguna 24
483.5mm - GT Laguna 20 (current bike)