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I have recently been scammed by a seller into giving me a 20inch wheel rather than a 26inch one. I didnt have time to check and have left that country where i bought it, forever. Now as i am 17 i cannot obviously fit into the 20inch wheels on my mtb bike. My question is can i replace its wheels with 26 inches one? Is it possible? I bought it for a hefty price and i cannot afford to discard it

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    What? Your bike was designed for a particular wheel size. You need to match the wheel size, hub size and type of brake needed. – Batman Jan 24 '17 at 12:38
  • Well thats a 200$ i wont ever get back – Taha Hidayat Jan 24 '17 at 12:39
  • You make little sense. The bike is designed for 26-inch wheels and you bought a 20. Why did you need the wheel? Can you just use your original wheel for awhile? As to whether you can replace a wheel on a 26-bike with another 26-inch wheel, the answer is obviously "Yes", if you meet a few other criteria. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 24 '17 at 12:45
  • I didnt buy a wheel. I bought a bike with the 20inch wheels when i was thinking i bought the 26inch wheels one. Thats it. – Taha Hidayat Jan 24 '17 at 12:47
  • The person selling it to me gave me the 20inch one instead of the 26inch one, for which i asked. – Taha Hidayat Jan 24 '17 at 12:48
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It is likely the bike frame will not allow you to put 26 inch wheels on a 20 inch bike frame. They simply will no fit. Sorry. At this point, try to sell it as is and get a 26 inch bike.

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