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CX / Gravel Would 29er wheels fit on a road bike?

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    I was just thinking, would 29er wheels fit on a road bike? Both are 700c if i am correct?
     
  2. arthur666

    arthur666 Senior Member

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    Sort of - If there is enough tire and brake clearance, yes. But beware the rear axle spacing. My cyclocross bike uses 135mm axle so it will work, but I think 10+ spd road uses 130mm.
    Otherwise, sometimes on a steel frame you can flex the rear enough to make it work.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
     
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  3. Bram

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    Thanks @arthur666. I am asking as I have ordered a cyclocross bike today and I am not entirely sure if the wheels will hold my weight (for the time being of course :D) and in case of emergency I wanted to port over my MTB wheels instead.
     
  4. arthur666

    arthur666 Senior Member

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    I would hope any stock wheels would hold just about anyone. Especially on a cyclocross. You're not small, but you're not Andre the Giant. :)

    But yes, it can be handy to have a backup set of wheels. I have the stock wheels from my All-City, and I can throw them on my mountain bike if I swap the disc rotors and cassette. Then adjust the brake calipers to line-up better. Turns the Krampus into some sort of weird hybrid with stupid-wide handlebars. :neutral:

    What did you get?
     
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  5. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    Are you sure? 198cm / 126 kg here :)
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    I am trying to keep it a secret until the package arrives so I can post a picture but I don't think it's hard to guess ;)
     
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  7. dazzyb2k3

    dazzyb2k3 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Bram! Nothing like the thrill of getting a new bike. Can't wait to see her. :)
     
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  8. Jim Layee

    Jim Layee Senior Member

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    @Bram have you ordered that Canyon ?
     
  9. Bram

    Bram Senior Member

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    I have and it's here already :heart:
     

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