24" frame or 26"?

If a 24x3.0" tyre has the same diameter as a regular 26" wheel and fits into a 24" frame, will a 26x2.6" fit into one?? Or will that need a 26-28" frame?

Cheers!

The 24x3" Nokian Gazz has the same diameter as a 26" tire and will not fit into some 24" frames. Most 24" MUni frames will accept other 24x 3" tires. I had to use a 26" Yuni Muni frame to clear the Gazz’s higher profile.
I would imagine clearance shouldn’t be a problem with a 26" frame if it is a MUni frame

ive seen a gazzo fit onto a 24" Yuni frame

One of the guys here in town tried to put a 3"Gazz on his 24" Yuni and it was too tall and hit on the crown. That’s why uni.com recommneds getting a 26" frame when you upgrade to the Gazz

Re: 24" frame or 26"?

On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 19:53:35 -0600, Krashin’Kenny
<KrashinKenny@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote:

>One of the guys here in town tried to put a 3"Gazz on his 24" Yuni and
>it was too tall and hit on the crown. That’s why uni.com recommneds
>getting a 26" frame when you upgrade to the Gazz

Oh shoot, there goes my little upgrade plan.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

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Hey hey hey…hold on a second there. Dont get Klass Bil all flustered. :slight_smile:

I have a 24x3 gazz on a 24" Yuni frame!

I was all excited about building my dream uni and failed to see the 26" for gazz message on uni.com. :roll_eyes:

I’ve been riding my uni (frame totally the way i got it/unchanged) for a couple years without a problem.

Now heres where everyones gonna gasp:

 There are only a few millimeters between the tire and the bottom part of the tube that holds the seat post that sticks out. It has NEVER been a problem for me! That could always be safely filed down too to allow even more clearance. I have ridden through many a rocky and muddy trail in my day without ever having enough crap stick to my tire and then rub against the frame.

So it is definitely possible to do. If You have a choice, why not go with the 26" just to be safe? -erik

To answer the first question, the 26x2.6 is about 1 or 2 inches bigger than the 24x3.

So the answer is no unless you’ve got a bunch of clearance already (ie. if you’ve got a Yuni 26 or 28).

Joe

Assuming there is some variance in sizes of Gazz tyres (including pressures) and Yuni frames, and given the somewhat contradicting replies of mango and Kenny, it seems that it will work in some but not all cases. Hmmm.

Klaas Bil