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    Biggest Tire clearance 170mm and 17.5mm frames?

    Does anyone make a frame that can comfortably run a 4.8 Bud or Lou with a 170mm hub or a 17.5mm offset 135mm hub? I know I would have to make gearing sacrifices.

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    Salsa mukluk with alternator dropouts, for example. 4.8's on 2013 Mukluk?

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    I haven't seen one in person yet, but 38 Frameworks Jackelope?
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    I have a Ti Fatback with the sliding dropouts and I run Bud/Lou on 90mm Uma rims with full 1x10 gearing, no issues and plenty of room

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    Carver Obeast. Fits easily with no offset.
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    Do you already have hubs? Why not just go to 190?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Do you already have hubs? Why not just go to 190?
    I already have an investment in multiple sets of 135mm wheels. Having a frame with more clearance would be ideal but I could always relace my rims to 170mm hubs (190mm hubs would cost a fortune for multiple wheels sets.)

    We have had a harder than normal winter and I find that I could use a little more rear float than the pug allows. I am running marge lite/nate on the rear and am not sure if going to darryls/nate would be enough of an upgrade in terms of float. The new ground control tires look like they may just fit on my pugs frame. Maybe that is the route to go before giving up on the pugs.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    Ventana

    I have a Ventana El Gordo with 170mm rear spacing running RD's and a Lou and there is plenty of room.

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