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    BIG tires on a Yelli

    So I just scored a pair of Maxxis Minion DHF 29 X 2.5 shoes. Mounted on Stans Flows (old, not EX). Wouldn't you know it - rubbage. I only have contact with two of the shoulder knobs (widest point), only on the non-drive side, and only on the chainstay (the seatstays still have a good 2+ cm clearance per side). There is NO noticeable wobble in the rim, and the tire bead is seated completely and evenly. I am using a Hadley 10mm through axle, so I know that the wheel is centered in the dropouts.

    I have not done a measurement of the chainstays to see if they are asymmetrical, does anyone know if the non-drive side chainstay sits a little further inboard than the drive side? The other issue could be wheel dish, as I probably have 1 cm clearance between the tire and the chainstay on the drive side.

    So: Are chainstays asymmetrical, or do I have a dish issue. AND, if it is a dish issue, go people have their wheels dished to absolute center no matter what, or should I just have it dished so that my tire is centered in the chainstays?

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    Quick way to check whether your wheel is not dished to center or a frame that has asymmetrical clearance is to put the wheel in backwards. Probably want to remove the rotor before you do that but it might be easier than measuring the frame.
     
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    From this pic the Bros just posted I can see the obvious difference in the two chainstays. Don't know why I didn't notice before. Looks like I am gonna need a smaller tire in back...
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    From this pic the Bros just posted I can see the obvious difference in the two chainstays. Don't know why I didn't notice before. Looks like I am gonna need a smaller tire in back...[/QUOTE]

    Although we LOVE the fact that Maxxis is doing a 29x2.5 Minion, that's a HUGE tire. I bet it will fit in the new Nimble though! Going to have to give that a try once they come in later this month!

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    If you dish the wheel over to the drive side how much clearance would you have on either side? 2.5s are freaking huge, I'm surprised the tire even exists! My last frame wouldn't even accept 2.3s in the rear so I'm stoked with how much room is on the Yelli
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    I ran WTB Stouts (stated width 2.3) on Stan's FR rims for a while, and got some rubbing on the FD cage when in the small ring, but it fit in the stays just fine.

    Maxxis has the DHR2 in 29x2.3 which would probably fit just fine. Great tire, but not a fast roller. I just put one of those and a DHF on my Prime. I only have one ride so far, but I'm really happy.
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