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Old 03-19-15, 06:10 PM
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Convert Hybird bike to MB

I have a 2011 Hybrid trek Montare to a mountain ready machine. Link to specs 2011 Montare - Bike Archive - Trek Bicycle

Is it possible? What do I need part wise to get this done? Looks like there's enough clearance for a fatter tire
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Old 03-20-15, 12:26 AM
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Dang, Montare used to be a mountain bike back in the day.

I'd still ride trails with that thing, but fatter tires would be nice.

Biggest hurdle is gonna be clearance, most likely in the chainstay area. I bet if you go spend $80-100 on a pair of tires at a bike shop they'll help find the fattest tires that'll fit in there.
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^^ Completely agree. It hopefully can fit an average 29x2.0 tire. That would be sufficient, I think. Try a Bontrager XR3.

At that point I'd call it done. You will find some limits with the fork, but before buying a better fork, I'd strongly suggest looking at used MTBs.
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That's a decent sport-XC bike unless it can't take 2" tires. Even if it can't, there are a lot of 1.5-1.75" knobbies for cyclocross that would do you fine. Whatever tire is on the Trek DS today for example.
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Up date us when your done,,with pictures please
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