Originally Posted by cord4530
I've read that the 21" wheels will hit the caliper, but I was curious if anyone had tried to mount a 19" wheel on the 690 SMC. I've used that size front wheel for other adventure bikes, and I love the great tire selection and stability in gravel/dirt. I figured if anyone knew, it would be you!
well just talked with Zach and we believe we could pull something like this off,,,we have a few tricks up our sleeve with custom X-laced wheel patterns,,,FYI ,,, the 17 inch front SM wheels use this technique too,,,to gain a little more room
what would help is to send the wheel in after you mark the spot on the spoke closest to the edge of the caliper,,give me a rough idea of how much it clears by,,,then we can extrapolate where that spot would be on a 19'' version and what we need to do ..
FYI,,even under the best efforts to create clearance we have every once in a blue moon needed to resort to shaving/filing a mm or two off the offending spot on the caliper