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    Most Anemic 27.5" tires?

    Looking to fit in a 700C frame and fork, and a true 50mm tire just won't make it.

    Anything out there with an all-around kind of tread (think Continental X-King) that comes out closer to 1.8"? Or does that only happen with + and fat tires?

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    Maxxis Crossmark or Pacenti Quasimoto are usually the tight fit tires. Kinda confused on your +/fat tire part tho.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Theres an entire genre of tire made specifically for what you're doing. You want cyclocross tires. They sell them in sizes between 28mm all the way to 50mm.

    They're not anemic either. They're fast! Its a fun setup. Its what everyone will be riding once the plus fad dies off

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    Well, my intention was to find a 48/50-584 tire that in actuality measured more like 46/48mm wide. If the Crossmark and the Quasimoto are the skinniest, and a quick search tells me that they still measure over 2.0in, then I'm probably out of luck. If I'm forced to go all the way down to a 40-45mm, I might as well stick with 622 rims as those tires will probably still fit. I'm pleased to see the Smart Sam has plenty of size choices.

    I have a pair of 60-622 X-King tires that only reach 60mm on a 42mm rim, and I hear they are notoriously undersized. They make a 29x2.0, 2.2, and 2.4, but they only make a 27.5 x 2.2 and 2.4. A 27.5 x 2.0 by that trend might have been what needed.

    As far as fat and + tires go, I'm noting that some of them are notoriously undersized. Look at the FatBnimbles in all sizes. My 29x3 is barely a 2.6, my 26x4 is more like a 3.5, and the whopping 27.5x3.5 "oh no, will it fit my plus frame?" is just a run of the mill 3.0. Vee Trax fatty 29x3.25 is a 3.0, and their 3.0 is more like a 2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Theres an entire genre of tire made specifically for what you're doing. You want cyclocross tires. They sell them in sizes between 28mm all the way to 50mm.

    They're not anemic either. They're fast! Its a fun setup. Its what everyone will be riding once the plus fad dies off
    I've used my cross bike most out of all my bikes this last year.

    I have been running Schwalbe X-One (33) and Schwalbe G-One tires (38?) - super fast, grippy, and cover anything from roads to singletrack (tubeless too).
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    Panaracer Comet Hardpack. Narrower than Pacenti tire mentioned above .

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    I ended up buying a pair of Panaracer Comet Hardpacks, but had to clip the knobs off the front tire to clear the fork.

    I also bought a pair of Schwalbe Big Bens in 27.5x2.0, and they fit pretty well. Road++, I'll call them.

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