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    29 Semi+ 2.6 tires

    From the looks of it we’re about to see a number of new semi+ tires hit the market for the 29ers. Trek and Gorilla have indicated they have spacing for 29”2.6” tires so more options must be on the way. Honestly this seems like a much better option than running 2 wheelsets to accommodate 29/27.5 configurations. No need for multiple sets of wheels, flip chips or compromises between geometry settings. Looking forward to more 29er tire option in the future.

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    I agree, it's nice to have options with tires and not have more wheel sets.

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    I've seen a 29x2.6 prototype from Schwalbe posted on the internet, but in addition, at Guerrilla Gravity, we saw it as the next thing riders will want, so went designed in room for it.

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    there will be maxxis also in 2017
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    Wasn't Bontrager set to make a 29 x 2.6 tire? Hurry, I want fatties!
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    I just bought an ROS (not +), and the thought of having semi + 29er tires is awesome. That would allow me to skip buying a separate 27.5+ wheelset! Does anyone have any links to any of these potentially soon to come tires?

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    Maxxis already comes pretty close with the 2.5er versions of some tires. I am currently running Shorty in front and DHF in rear, both in 2.5, and am pretty happy with it.

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    Been waiting for this for years. I'm not getting my hopes up to see them any time soon, but we will see. Currently running Dirt Wizards which are 3.0 (more like 2.8s with really big tread), which is a bit more tire than I want / need.

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    The Fat B Nimble is actually about a 2.7 or so, depending on your rim.

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    Eurobike is only a couple of weeks away. I know one manufacturer has already said they will be debuting a 29x2.6 tire there. That tire on a 30-35mm internal width rim is going to be amazing!

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    Schwalbe's 2.6 Nobby Nic is now listed on the website. No word yet on Maxxis, although a 29 x 3.0 Minion just came out... Wish I could find measured width!
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    Maxxis updated the 29x2.5 DHF to a 29x2.5 WT version. Mounted on an i35 rim, after some initial stretching is pretty true to size. The 29x2.5WT Shorty is also pretty true to size.

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    I have a '16 Trek Fuel EX 8. I have the stock wheels "Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready, TLR strips, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear". Will 29 x 2.6 fit my bike? What about 29 x 2.8?

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    Just changed my front 29 tire from a Maxxis Ardent 2.4" to a Nobby Nic 2.6". I love it. It doesn't seem to be much slower, and the grip is incredible. It fits on the front and back of both my bikes with a 29mm rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNTall View Post
    Just changed my front 29 tire from a Maxxis Ardent 2.4" to a Nobby Nic 2.6". I love it. It doesn't seem to be much slower, and the grip is incredible. It fits on the front and back of both my bikes with a 29mm rim.

    What rim are you running? pics? looking for a wheel set

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    Stock stumpjumper Roval wheel.
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    The 29x2.6 Schwalbe is the only game in town right now. It's been available for a few months. As mentioned, the Panaracer Fat B Nimble measures out to around 2.8", but has really thin sidewalls and lots of people have issues with it.

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    Resurrecting this thread. Anyone have any updates with experience?

    Why I ask: I rode 29ers for a long while and liked them but only hardtail and XC travel. The longer 5"+ were all 27.5. Two years ago I moved to central Oregan and got into the plus tires. I tried 27+ and loved it and have been riding it since. I demoed 29+ as well and it just seemed too much like a fat bike and too unwieldy to be playful.

    A month ago we moved back to CO. The trails are completely different here (steep, rocks) from OR (soft loamy or sandy). I'm starting to think of going back to 29 again as I just can't seem to find the balance of getting enough pressure to avoid crushing a rim and not get the undamped suspension bounce back that happens when plus tires have too much air.

    So the question to those of you with any time on 29x2.6 is, does it feel like 29+ or closer to a grippier slightly more plush 29er?
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    What bikes work well with 29 X 2.6 ?

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    Trail Pistol

    I have a 27.5 plus set up right now....2.8 Rekon's on I35 inner rims. I had 3.0's and it was fun, monster truck fun, but took away the agility too much for me. The Rekon's are great. Lighter, better traction and more like a mountain bike if that makes sense. I'm holding out for 29er 2.6 Rekons on my NOBL TR33's, just hoping the TR33's inner width isn't too narrow.

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