Author Topic: Are there any 27.5/650b Hardtail frames with 2.6 tire clearance?  (Read 395 times)

superl8apex

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Hey guys, new to the forum not new to Chiner bikes. I currently ride a Workswell 062 and its has been a great bike (pics attached.) Now I am looking to build a 27.5 bike around a set of easton arc/Hope pro 40mm non boost wheels with 2.8 front and 2.6 rear tire.

I have looked and looked but can not find anything definitive. Considered using a 29er frame but with the large BB drop of 29 frames and the 2.6 tire I think the BB height would be dangerously low (under 304mm/12in)

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated



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Re: Are there any 27.5/650b Hardtail frames with 2.6 tire clearance?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 11:36:44 AM »
None that I have found. I've been looking for a similar frame. There are the boost frame options that have 2 position dropouts but I would prefer to stick with a 12x142 spacing also. I really don't understand why they all have chain stays longer than my 29er, which is also a WW 062. They should be WELL under 430mm but it seems like 440 is their favorite number.

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Re: Are there any 27.5/650b Hardtail frames with 2.6 tire clearance?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
I think I'll be building up a CS-406 from Peter over the winter as it's the closest thing to what I'm looking for. Once it arrives, I'll see how the Maxxis Rekon 2.6 fits and post it up here. I won't know for a month or so though. It will be a winter build for my daughter.

http://xmcarbonspeed.com/Productinfo.asp?f=1465

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Re: Are there any 27.5/650b Hardtail frames with 2.6 tire clearance?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 06:47:44 AM »
Just to bump this thread. The CS-406 from XMCarbonSpeed will fit a 2.6 tire. My SC 5010 has a Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.6 on 29mm inner width rims so I pulled the wheel and tried it on my daughters 15.5” CS-406. I wouldn’t go any bigger and would probably stay away from thick mud, but it fits with enough clearance for general use. I’ll post some pictures in a bit.

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Re: Are there any 27.5/650b Hardtail frames with 2.6 tire clearance?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 11:33:59 AM »
Here are some CS-406 clearance pictures of a Maxxis 27.5x2.6 on 29mm inner width rim.