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    BMC TE29 Max Tire Size?

    I have a 2012 BMC TE29 Aluminum 29er. It's a great bike, however, there is very little tire clearance in the rear at the chain stays. I'm running 2.1" tires on there now and I'm curious if anyone knows the maximum tire size that can fit on this frame. Thanks.

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    BMC TE29 Max Tire Size?

    Quote Originally Posted by halomojo View Post
    I have a 2012 BMC TE29 Aluminum 29er. It's a great bike, however, there is very little tire clearance in the rear at the chain stays. I'm running 2.1" tires on there now and I'm curious if anyone knows the maximum tire size that can fit on this frame. Thanks.
    Depends on the tire. Actual size varies.
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    I'm currently running a 2.25 racing ralph (stock tire) on a crest rim (slightly larger ID) with no scuff marks on the chainstay after 2,000 miles. This set-up works for @ 155lbs riding in a very dry climate. Add another 30 lbs of rider weight or a little mud and I'm not sure I could say this.
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    I mounted a 2.25 2013 Rocket Ron and there was very little clearance. I didn't measure it but the tire to chainstay distance looked awfully small - maybe 2mm max. I thought to myself some sticky mud would spell trouble. I put a 2.1 Rocket Ron on instead. It's been fine so far but I was disappointed that it didnt' have more clearance. A 2.2 Continental X-King would definitely fit.

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