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    Full Suspension 29er Frames with Most Rear Tire Clearance

    Is there a list of full suspension 29er frames that will fit some of the newer high-volume, non-plus 29in tires (like the Nobby Nic 29x2.6)?

    Seems like the following all will:

    17 Fuel EX
    Hightower
    Deadwood
    Ibis Ripley V3
    Tallboy 3

    What else?

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    I think my new Stumpjumper 29/6Fattie fits in that category. I'm running 27.5x3.0 now but originally ran a Schwalbe 2.35 on the i35 hoop that profiles at 2.5" and there was lots more room.

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    Banshee Prime easily takes a 2.6 Nic (that's what I'm running now). With the long dropouts can easily take 2.8s (if they ever make any). I ran a 3.0 with the long dropouts for a while, but did get some tire rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    Banshee Prime easily takes a 2.6 Nic (that's what I'm running now). With the long dropouts can easily take 2.8s (if they ever make any). I ran a 3.0 with the long dropouts for a while, but did get some tire rub.
    With the success stories trickling out about 29x2.6 it's only a matter of time before we start to see 29x2.8. I think this may be an awesome tire size to rear a 29x3.0 front which many 29r forks these days seem to be able to fit.

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    The Canfield Riot will easily fit a 2.5 and probably a 2.6 without any issues

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    Full Suspension 29er Frames with Most Rear Tire Clearance-20170427_114931b.jpg

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    Is this sold as a frame only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardmtnbiker View Post
    Is this sold as a frame only?
    Yes

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    that's good, I hate when bikes are only sold complete.
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    Trail Pistol Mixer

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    Do you know of anyone running the Trail Pistol in a Mixer set up?
    130mm travel rear
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    140mm travel front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchback Bikes View Post
    Do you know of anyone running the Trail Pistol in a Mixer set up?
    130mm travel rear
    27.5 x 2.6 - 2.8 rear
    140mm travel front
    29 x 2.6

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    I don't know of anybody running a mixer setup off hand on a Trail Pistol, but we've talked about it, and called it the full moto configuration.

    If you were to do that, I'd go 27.5x2.8 rear, 29x2.5-2.6 front, and use Plush Mode. To run 27.5x2.6 rear, the Megatrail SS would be a better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtg7aa View Post
    I don't know of anybody running a mixer setup off hand on a Trail Pistol, but we've talked about it, and called it the full moto configuration.

    If you were to do that, I'd go 27.5x2.8 rear, 29x2.5-2.6 front, and use Plush Mode. To run 27.5x2.6 rear, the Megatrail SS would be a better choice.
    Excellent...thanks for the reply

    Yeah was thinking Plush Mode would be the way to go for Full Moto.....

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    Anyone know for sure if the 17 Fuel EX will fit a 29x2.6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brogo View Post
    Anyone know for sure if the 17 Fuel EX will fit a 29x2.6?
    I've got a 29x2.4 XR3 in the rear on my 17 Fuel EX 9 and there is still a ton of room. I'm pretty confident a 2.6 would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brogo View Post
    Anyone know for sure if the 17 Fuel EX will fit a 29x2.6?
    Yes it will definitely fit. I ride 29x2.6 Nobby Nics on my 2017 Fuel EX8 and there's still plenty of clearance.


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    Reviving this thread. Anyone know of any other frames that will for sure fit a 29 x 2.6? Seems like a lot more of these tires are on the way:

    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.6-inch (available)
    Teravail Kennebec 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Maxis Rekon 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Vee Flow Snap 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Kenda Saber 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)

    I've also read that Ibis has said their new Ripley will fit the 29 x 2.6 Nobby Nic but not the upcoming Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6...

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    I rode the new NN 29 x 2.6 tires on the Ibis Ripley 3. Liked the tires (Bend OR) but the Ripley just wasn't for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brogo View Post
    Reviving this thread. Anyone know of any other frames that will for sure fit a 29 x 2.6? Seems like a lot more of these tires are on the way:

    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29 x 2.6-inch (available)
    Teravail Kennebec 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Maxis Rekon 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Vee Flow Snap 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)
    Kenda Saber 29 x 2.6-inch (announced)

    I've also read that Ibis has said their new Ripley will fit the 29 x 2.6 Nobby Nic but not the upcoming Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6...
    Niner Jet 9 RDO.

    Any bike that is Boost-compatible (will fit 27.5+ wheels and tires) will, by definition, fit 29x2.6 wheels and tires with plenty of clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    Niner Jet 9 RDO.

    Any bike that is Boost-compatible (will fit 27.5+ wheels and tires) will, by definition, fit 29x2.6 wheels and tires with plenty of clearance.
    I don't think that's 100% true... For example, the old Ripley LS was boost, but couldn't fit a 29x2.6 tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brogo View Post
    I don't think that's 100% true... For example, the old Ripley LS was boost, but couldn't fit a 29x2.6 tire.
    How about this: If the Boost frame supports 27.5+ wheels and tires, it is 100% compatible with 29x2.6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chomxxo View Post
    How about this: If the Boost frame supports 27.5+ wheels and tires, it is 100% compatible with 29x2.6.
    Not at all true.

    My Specialized alloy Fuse barely fits (2mm @ chainstays) the Terravail Cumberland 2.6 on Specialized Traverse SL 30mm internal rims, and they will rub several times each ride. The carbon version of the fuse won't fit at all (you have to compress the tire quite a bit against the seat tube to get in the thru axle and the wheel will obviously not turn). Nor will that tire/wheel combo fit in a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Putting the wheel in the Santa Cruz Chameleon with the dropouts moved all the way out gets you more clearance (4mm at CS) but definitely not enough to be legal (CPSC requires a 6mm rod to be able to clear all the way around the tire for a company to spec or claim a tire size to fit).

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    I've been riding a Lenz Behemoth 29+ for the past few months. 135mm front travel, 125mm rear. Maxxis Minions in 29 x 3.0" on both ends.
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