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Old 03-17-10, 09:27 AM   #1
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Frame with fatty tire clearance.

So, I love my frame. I got it for free, as it was cracked, and my friend replaced the chainstays and added a disc mount. It's an older Black Sheep steel frame, and about the biggest tire I can fit in there is a 2.1 or so. I'm really looking for a hardtail that I can fit like a 2.5 inch tire in, disc for sure. I've been looking at the Surly Instigator, but it's really overbuilt for what I want to do with it. My old singlespeed frame had the tire clearance, but it was a singlespeed, and wasn't set up for the shifty bits.

Anybody got recommendations?
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Old 03-18-10, 05:39 PM   #2
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The Salsa El Mariachi complete bike comes with 2.55 tires. It also has an EBB so you can run it geared or ss if you choose.
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I would love something like that, but my legs are so short that any production 29er that fits when I'm in the saddle is so tall I can't stand over it. I should have specified 26".
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on-one inbred, ragley blue pig.

You won't find many light-weight hard-tail frame designed for large tires since a frame which can accommodate larger tires is designed for abusive riding.
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