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Bighit upgrade question 26'er

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by steelewheels, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. steelewheels

    steelewheels Monkey

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    Ok heres the deal, I want a 26 inch rear wheel on my bighit. The 06 bighits havea 26 rear and a asymetrical rear chainstay. If i purchased just the seatstay would it work or am i stuck getting the betd one?
    also, with the new rear 26, would that really jack the geo that much? i have a boxxxer with a drop crown that can be pushed up another inch.
    thanks y'all
     

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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    break the one you have and waranty it.
     
  3. steelewheels

    steelewheels Monkey

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    I have tried my hardest! thats why i love this bike! its tough as shlt!
     
  4. Dirtjumper999

    Dirtjumper999 Turbo Monkey

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    frame in driveway, car in front of swingarm, reverse, say, you are a heavy rider and who knew the swingarm wouldn't hold up to you sitting on it.
     
  5. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Buy the BETD upgrade.
     
  6. preppie

    preppie Monkey

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    I have the BETD 26" seat stay, it's a very decent product and it has pro's and con's (ofcourse)

    I'm switching back to the 24" because :
    - I don't race
    - I don't like the long wheelbase, it's 46.6" on a Large
    - I don't like the 17.8" chain stay, it's hard to get the front wheel up etc.
    - my head angle is too steep with the 26", I like a really slack HA (with a 8.5" and 2.5" stroke shock it's better, but still 67.5*)


    So I'm going back to the 24" rear, but I keep the BETD for high speed tracks, wide open turns and non-technical stuff.
    The winter is coming and the bikeparks are closing, so I have to ride the slow-technical-switchback-stuff around my house.
     
  7. menachite

    menachite Monkey

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    Stick with the 24" and then when the BigHit meets it's maker think about another bike...with a 24" rear wheel.