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    Default 27.5+ frame with 29er wheels

    Are 29er wheels compatible with 27.5+ frame?
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    Default Re: 27.5+ frame with 29er wheels

    Far as I can tell, wheel outer diameter is going to write that story. There should be an overlap where with certain tire combos they have a similar outer diameter and will probably be interchangeable. There are a number of frames on the market with an eye toward versatility that trade on this... I refer to this chart when thinking about such things: BikeCalc.com - How to calculate Bicycle Wheel Size

    Per bike calc, a 27.5 x 3.0 has an OD of 736mm; a 29x2.35" has an OD of 741mm, that's within the realm of "YMMV"... depending on tire and rim combos with your frame clearance.
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    Default Re: 27.5+ frame with 29er wheels

    People really, really want a 27.5 x 2.8" to be the same size as a 29 x 2.3" but they aren't.

    It's closer to a 700x42

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    Default Re: 27.5+ frame with 29er wheels

    Ride mullet. 27.5+ x2.8 at the back, 29" at the rear. Unless you are riding a Pole or Nicolaļ geometron already you shouldn't suffer from the head angle being slightly more slack. It might only be an issue if your seat tube is already too slack for you.
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    Default Re: 27.5+ frame with 29er wheels

    I put 29 x 2.6 in my 5r+ ( ) Rocky Mountain and they fitted both the frame and the RS Yari fork. Didn't get a chance to ride it properly to tell the difference.
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