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    2.6 Tire Compatible Frame List

    Just broke a new 2017 rig and now shopping for new frame. I want something that will fit the new round of 2.6 tires. I searched but could not find a list of frames. I prefer aluminum frames for cost but will be considering everything...

    My very weak list is:

    Ibis Ripley LS
    GG Trail Pistol

    Both of which state they will not take the new REKON....So. a bit of a short list for a supposed size that is going to be in the market...

    Any ideas?

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    Stache will take that size. In the Plus forum a list of 29+ frames will work.

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    I mounted a DHF 2.6 on my Knolly with room to spare.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Guerrilla Gravity Smash and Trail Pistol

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    Niner claims the RKT will take a 2.6

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    I can't see why a current Fuel EX or Hightower would not handle them. I have the new larger Bontrager 29rs with room to spare. A friend with Hightower has plus tires and it's clear he could have larger diameter tires.

    We're both loving the bikes. You cannot think of the current Fuel EX as like same name bike from generations past.

    Another friend recently got the Trail Pistol mentioned but I haven't heard a report from him yet.
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    RKT or Jet and Rip?

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    Fuel EX will.

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    2nd this ^ plus the Slash 29 easily fits a 2.6

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    Where did you get a 29" x 2.6" DHF, I can't find them on a couple of google searches and I dont even see them listed on the Maxxis website?

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    Was told by GG that the Pedalhead in the 29er mode will take a 2.6

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    What 2.6 tire is being used as the measuring stick? Usually they're all a little different in width and height.

    Also test full compression and see if it hits the seat tube.

    When we say 'compatible', how many mm of space is good? Depends on the amount of mud riding involved right?
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    Niner says RIP 9 will take a 29 x 2.6 tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker411 View Post
    Where did you get a 29" x 2.6" DHF, I can't find them on a couple of google searches and I dont even see them listed on the Maxxis website?
    Agreed. Where are all these 29 x 2.6 tires. I'd like to try one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gravity View Post
    Agreed. Where are all these 29 x 2.6 tires. I'd like to try one
    ^this

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    Banshee Phantom/Prime will take Schwalbe 2.6 NNs on i35 rims

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    Stopb......could those 2.6 tires and i35 rims fit your EPO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Stopb......could those 2.6 tires and i35 rims fit your EPO?
    Affirmative, The EPO will clear that combo.

    Clearance is too tight for the mud we get here, thinking the Maxxis Rekon 29x2.6 w/ its smaller knobs will fit the bill.

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    I'm hoping my Tallboy LTc will take the NN 2.6s on Arch Mk3 rims. There's currently plenty of room for a NN 2.35 on the back, and I've got a pair of 2.6s coming.

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    Lbs told me the 2018 fuel ex 8 would do 2.6 max.

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    Pivot Switchblade fits.

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    I rode 29x2.6 for the first time last weekend... hooked. Will be following this thread.

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    Salsa Pony Rustler / Horsetheif fits.... with the caveat that I had to shave 2mm from the rear NN to get clearance for all the little gravel rocks around here. If you didn't have that to deal with then it just fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Just broke a new 2017 rig and now shopping for new frame. I want something that will fit the new round of 2.6 tires. I searched but could not find a list of frames. I prefer aluminum frames for cost but will be considering everything...

    My very weak list is:

    Ibis Ripley LS
    GG Trail Pistol

    Both of which state they will not take the new REKON....So. a bit of a short list for a supposed size that is going to be in the market...

    Any ideas?
    Hi Mr. telejefe,

    I've been running the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6" tire mounted on a Derby Carbon 29mm ID 29" rim on the back of my Lenz Lunchbox for the last few weeks. While the clearance is minimal and I would never trust it for muddy conditions it's been fine so far. That said a stick or large pebble could prove.....inconvenient!

    Good luck with your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gravity View Post
    Niner says RIP 9 will take a 29 x 2.6 tire
    I currently have the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6 Addix/APex on my 2017 RIP9 RDO on Stans Flow Mk3 rims, fork is the Lyrik 170mm, no problems. Original wheelset was Stan's Baron S1 27.5.

    At ~25 psi the tires measure out to about 65mm at widest point (knobs), nice rounded profile with a very slight amount of knobs being wider than the sidewall. Have more frame clearance than fork clearance, I think. Hard to say since I have a mud guard on the fork.

    I have somewhere between 100 to 200 miles on them of US / PA riding (some buff trails, some rocky stuff), works well so far.

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