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    AM hardtails with clearance for 26x2.75?

    I am going to put together an AM hardtail for winter riding around here. I'm very likely to both fat-front it and see how that works out, as well as building it with about 130mm of front travel.

    I'd like to future-proof my build a bit by using a frame that allows 26x2.75" tires in the rear (new Surly Dirt Wizard). I know there are some beefy 26x2.7 downhill tires out there already from Maxxis and Kenda. Does anyone know which of the current crop of AM hardtail frames will fit wide DH tires in the rear?

    There's a used Chromag Stylus for sale near me. I've read conflicting reports of whether or not it will take 26x2.75. Anyone know?

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    please find following information from website of Chromag:

    Stylus
    Trail / Jump / Urban
    The Stylus geometry is tuned to excel when trail riding, dirt jumping and just playing around. We have adapted the tubing for durability and strength in demanding situations and the rugged construction accommodates long travel forks and DH weight tires . Custom built chain stay yoke and dropouts offer ample tire clearance and stiffness; This is an every trail rider. Lesser bikes are known to quiver when confronted with the depth of the Stylus' abilities.

    Versatile compact geometry
    Custom CNC machined Yoke for up to 2.7 rear tire clearance
    CNC'd dropouts and ISCG 05 tabs
    custom drawn oversize seattube
    large-flange reinforced headtube
    6.6lbs/ 3kg

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    Thanks. I saw that. I also saw a claim for 2.8 clearance here - Chromag Bikes Stylus DJ/MtnX Reviews - Mtbr.com

    I guess it would be close. Probably no way to know for sure until the tire gets released, and I can try it.

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    What about full suss bikes capable of fitting the DW?

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    Since the Dirt Wizard is designed to be run on 50mm rims, I wonder if the actual width would be smaller on, say, a 35mm rim? Something to think about anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    Since the Dirt Wizard is designed to be run on 50mm rims, I wonder if the actual width would be smaller on, say, a 35mm rim? Something to think about anyway.
    yes thats my thoughts about a setup.......DW's on 35mm blunts. I suspect it would be narrower but not by much hence why i'd like to find a frame that would accept it.

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    The v1 Evil sovereign will take a 3" tire... dunno about v2 but I assume it's similar.

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