How 26" wheels are still turning out the fun


2 years 8 months ago

My first gravel bike was a repurposed Pace RC200 MTB frame with a triple crankset running hybrid 700c/29er WTB wheels with a drop bar and BB7 road discs.  Did a grand old job til it got nicked. 
Still have a set of rc35's in the shed. 

Incidentally the original reason for 26" wheels has been well documented on Retrobike among other places mostly to do with early 29" tyre availability. Google Nokian tyres, but be prepared to be diverted into the evolutionary deadend that was UK's Highpath cycles.   That thread has guest contributions from MTB founding fathers Keith Bontrager and Charlie Kelly (Repack Rider) if I remember rightly.