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    WTB 27.5 + tires and wheels - Trailblazer and Bridger.

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    I would like to try the Bridger in front but I believe it's not available until Fall.

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    The Bridger is super interesting cause it will push the downhill abilities of this tire size.

    I've also seen the specialized purgatory 3.0
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    I've spent time on the TrailBlazer front and rear. I've also ridden the Trax Fatty 3.0 front.

    With the TrailBlazer front and rear the bike is light feeling, manuals great and springs into the air nicely. The bummer is 1/2" bottom bracket drop and hitting cranks on ground more.

    I put the Trax Fatty 3.0 ip front and got better bottom bracket height but lost the poppy feeling if that makes sense. Still haven't been able to wash either end out and i've been trying. Ha ha

    I've also been surprised to be able to scrape the sidewalls on sandstone with no problems while riding Klondike Bluffs system, Amasa Back & Ahab.

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    WTB 27.5 + tires and wheels - Trailblazer and Bridger.

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelfunman View Post
    I've spent time on the TrailBlazer front and rear. I've also ridden the Trax Fatty 3.0 front.

    With the TrailBlazer front and rear the bike is light feeling, manuals great and springs into the air nicely. The bummer is 1/2" bottom bracket drop and hitting cranks on ground more.

    I put the Trax Fatty 3.0 ip front and got better bottom bracket height but lost the poppy feeling if that makes sense. Still haven't been able to wash either end out and i've been trying. Ha ha

    I've also been surprised to be able to scrape the sidewalls on sandstone with no problems while riding Klondike Bluffs system, Amasa Back & Ahab.
    Good report. That is the problem with retrofits as 2.8s fit fine but the bottom bracket will drop a bit. Even with 3.0 tires there's a couple mm drop.

    Starting with a 29er with a high bb and converting that may be the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    That is the problem with retrofits as 2.8s fit fine but the bottle bracket will drop a bit. Even with 3.0 tires there's a couple mm drop.
    A bit?! A Trailblazer is a full 35mm smaller in diameter compared to a 29x2.4 tire. That's what you get when you take a 2.5 tire and call it 2.8 on a wide rim.

    Likewise 650bx3.0 tires produce more than a "couple mm drop".

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    We thrashed the snot outta our Trax Fatty at Klondike and there's not a mark visible; that's on a tandem where we bulldoze everything, so if you need a tough tire this is the one!

    I think the Trax Fatty sticks great to rock, but it is a little "bulky, heavy feeling" in the steering. We have the 3.25's, I'm going to try them on my Mutz, if they still feel the same, then I'll try something different. I wonder if they feel draggy because of the tread pattern...

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheelfunman View Post
    I've spent time on the TrailBlazer front and rear. I've also ridden the Trax Fatty 3.0 front.

    With the TrailBlazer front and rear the bike is light feeling, manuals great and springs into the air nicely. The bummer is 1/2" bottom bracket drop and hitting cranks on ground more.

    I put the Trax Fatty 3.0 ip front and got better bottom bracket height but lost the poppy feeling if that makes sense. Still haven't been able to wash either end out and i've been trying. Ha ha

    I've also been surprised to be able to scrape the sidewalls on sandstone with no problems while riding Klondike Bluffs system, Amasa Back & Ahab.

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    fc- Article sounds like the Bridger is taller than the 28.6" height of the Trailblazer. Can you tell us how much so?
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