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Top quality 29er tires in the mid-mid fat range

Old 10-21-17, 07:45 PM
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Top quality 29er tires in the mid-mid fat range

So I am building up a Specialized Chisel (hardtail) this winter with a nice little SLX and Spank mix but am kind of lost on tires. I want something probably in the 29x2.4 area and certainly nothing larger than 2.8. Rims are going to be Spank Oozy Trail 395+ Rim: 29+ x 35mm and I would like to eventually go tubeless.

I am mostly a roadie and touring cyclist so I know tires there and know what I like but since I haven't really done much mountain biking for a long long time I am less knowledgeable about MTB stuff. Budget is not really a concern on tires so don't be afraid to suggest a tire that costs money. I figure probably a decent amount of hardpack but there will certainly be mud and I don't plan on shying away from that. I am not lightweight but not abusive towards my bikes.

Any suggestions?
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Old 10-23-17, 02:33 AM
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what's the fattest rear tire the frame will fit with mud clearance?

I don't know anything about mud, but Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.6 is coming. Currently available in 2.35. I've been on Ardent 2.4 f/r but am looking to replace the front with a Maxxis Rekon 29x2.6 or Bontrager XR4 29x2.6, and keep Ardent in back. Specialized Purg 29x2.6 is also coming. Schwalbe has had Nobby Nick 29x2.6 out for awhile. Maxxis Agressor will come in 29x2.5 but will be heavy (1kg+). Vittoria's new stuff is getting good press.
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Old 10-23-17, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Ryder1 View Post
what's the fattest rear tire the frame will fit with mud clearance?
^^^This.

That frame may only fit a 2.4 tire max. It's not labeled or marketed at as a plus (27.5+) bike.
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Old 10-23-17, 10:35 AM
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I am unsure I should have asked the rep when he came by the shop. Let me look into that. I know the bike is boost spaced so hopefully that helps. I have been looking at Schwalbe and Maxxis.
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Spesh will probably tell you 2.3. When you factor in mud clearance and your wide rims, the cautious "2.3" number may be correct. If you're lucky, 2.4. Personally, I think that's plenty for a XC bike like the Chisel, but I don't like hauling any more rubber around than absolutely necessary.
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