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Post  Craig on 2007-05-18, 09:10

A bloke at work asked me and to be honest I haven't got a clue. scratch

Would a road wheel - 700c fit a standard MTB fork and frame?

I know/think the 700c wheel is 27" but the tyre has a lower profile so the outer circumference might be the same as a 26" MTB wheel/tyre combi.

Also would the holes drilled at the top of the fork and between the rear stays actually fit road calipers?
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Post  Tom on 2007-05-18, 09:54

Yes - in fact Mavic do a 700c wheel with discs for precisely that reason. Smile

I'm not sure normal brakes would line up though.

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Post  Tom on 2007-05-18, 09:57

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Re: Crazy question?

Post  Craig on 2007-05-18, 10:21

Cool.

Presumably this is the same kinda thing:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/07-XT-Mavic-A317-High-Flange-700c-Disc-Wheels-Wheelset_W0QQitemZ200110289302QQihZ010QQcategoryZ58088QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

Reading between the lines the 29'r takes a 700c then?

I guess you could whack a std 700c wheel in a MTB frame and adjust the V brakes to fit. Unless the hole in the bridge of the fornt/rear forks is just for mudgaurds/refelctors then I guess road type cantilever brakes would fit.
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Post  Little Gav on 2007-05-21, 09:31

How about putting slick tyres on mountain bike wheels. There's a good selection of tyre out there !
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Re: Crazy question?

Post  Craig on 2007-05-21, 14:10

It's an option. I guess scratch the idea of going to 700c would be to drastically reduce the rolling width of the tyre/wheel which would reduce wheel weight and tyre size.
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