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When does a wide tire qualify as fat?

Old 11-16-19, 11:03 PM
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When does a wide tire qualify as fat?

Is a 27.5+ x 2.8" knobby just a wide MTB tire or a slim fat bike tire? As a roadie they look pretty obese to me. 😁
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3.8” or more wide is “fat”
3” to <3.8” is “plus”

27.5+ x 2.8" knobby... that’s just next year’s gravel bikes
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When it can't get off the couch by itself.

Or, what slo rida said.
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I would say 2.8 is included in the "Plus" size category. That's how my Norco Fluid 2 HT was labeled, with 27.5 x 2.8 WTB Rangers.

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Originally Posted by Happy Feet
When it can't get off the couch by itself.
Good one. 😁
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2.8 = plus or "semi-fat".
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