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  1. #1
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    Carbon FatBoy 27.5 ?

    Been out of the loop for function was no help.

    Looking for some feedback on a summer wheelset for a Carbon FatBoy.
    I'm considering a Light Bicycle - 650B - 50mm rim on DT Hubs.

    Has anyone run a 27.5+ or 29+ wheelset and tire with a Spec Carbon FatBoy frame?

    Any clearance issues?

    Any unwelcome geo issues?

    Is the frame/fork too stiff for a lower (than 4") volume tire?

    Any insight appreciated.
    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

  2. #2
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    I can't answer your question, as my Fatboy is a '15, and I know there were changes with the carbon frames. I just wanted to throw it out there in case anybody with an aluminum frame has the same question. I run 27.5 Jackalope/Onyx wheels with Hodags in the summer with plenty of clearance. I absolutely love this setup, no issues.

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    I've seen an SWorks Fatboy running a Bluto and 29+.

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