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    Trail Taker Review

    I just added a review on the massive Trail Taker to our site: Review: Vee Rubber Trail Taker 650B Tires | Mountain Bike Review

    Has anyone else tried the tires? Thoughts?

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    I have been very happy with the TT on a Velocity P35 in the front on my Mojo HD. With a Hans Dampf 2.25 Trailstar in the rear, this is a great pair for technical rocky rooty New England trails. Guys with 26" 2.4 Mountain Kings envy me the chunkiness of this tire. I have not tried it in the rear yet, the fit must be real tight in the rear triangle.



    I agree with everything in the review, IMHO it is spot on including the note about cornering. This tire wants to be ridden hard.

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    Seat tube clearance could be tight with the first gen HD140 (before the added clearance of 2nd gen), better to check before riding. Every 650b tire on the HD160 requires travel limiting shock shims.

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    Those sure are mooossive tires ...
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    It's a tight fit on the rear of the HD, and I have to let air out of the tire for removal/installation. And if you encounter mud, etc., you'll clog it up quickly, and adding protection tape is useless, since it will pull it off when chucking anything into the yoke area. The DBair ramps up pretty well at the end of the stroke, and if I am not hucking, and I play with the air pressure and tuning, I don't have an issue (but it's obviously not ideal). I need to get another offset bushing to fit the DB air from Proshok.

    Remeasured everything (made a special jig for height):

    at 30psi on Pacenti DL31 rim: 27.75" tall, 2.5" wide, 2.25" carcass

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    I've been running one on the front of my Anthem X 26"rear/27.5"front bike. It's massive overkill for most of what this bike does, but it sure goes where you point it. Very confidence inspiring.

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    Hey Pastajet, have you tried the 2.4 Vee Flows yet, these must be larger than the Trailmakers, i tried to get a set in the Mojo HD, and they would not fit, they were touching the frame. Even the 2.3 Missions little moulding bits were rubbing

    The HD is a 2013 model too, i also have the Vee Fluids here in 2.4 and they nearly touch as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stu44 View Post
    Hey Pastajet, have you tried the 2.4 Vee Flows yet, these must be larger than the Trailmakers, i tried to get a set in the Mojo HD, and they would not fit, they were touching the frame. Even the 2.3 Missions little moulding bits were rubbing

    The HD is a 2013 model too, i also have the Vee Fluids here in 2.4 and they nearly touch as well.
    I have only tried the Trail Taker's, which barely fit. I attempted to fit a new prototype Conti Trail King 2.4x27.5, and it wouldn't even move when I installed it in the rear (on my DL31 rims it was 27 7/8 to 27 15/16" tall).

    They gave me the Trail Taker Tackee version at Sea Otter to try out.

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