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    Hi everyone,
    This is my first post. I’ve been wanting to get my 2000 Homegrown up and running and have some questions. I have the ICBM headset, RaceFace seat post and brand new Hayes Mag G1 disc brakes.
    My plan is to convert it to 1 X 9 with a 32 up front and a 11/40 cassette. I’ve seen some people who have successfully converted their ride to 650b w/o any issues. A few questions:
    Can I continue to use the Mag G1’s with 650b wheels (specifically in the rear)?
    I was hoping to go rigid in the front. Has anyone had success with a rigid fork up front with 650b wheel? What fork did you use? Is their any geometry issues? Any help would be awesome. Thanks a lot.


    2000 Homegrown Factory 

    Hayes  Mag G1 w/ Carbon levers



    You just need to remove the front derailleur to fit a 650b wheel/tire.  I think you might be limited to 650bx2.1″ tread.  These frames perform best with ~80mm forks IMO, so find a rigid fork with an axle to crown length of ~450mm.  Your rear brake will have no problem with the 650b wheel.

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