Fat tires in nonfat FS frames
I remember seeing at least one pic of a full suspension bike with fat tires stuffed into it on this forum. Which frames have any of you found to fit 3.8" or larger tires in the stock rear swingarm or chainstay links.
There's been a few Gary Fisher Hi-Fi 29er's posted, but they did require frame modifications
I've seen Lenz, Intense, Turner, Gary Fisher. None fit them in the stock rear swing arm. Each one of them has added spacers to the pivots/yolk/link or cut up the rear swing arm and added width there.
2001/02 turner rfx or 2005/06 6 PACK can take LARGE MARGE + NOKIAN GAZZALODI 3.0 with minimal shave of side knobs but it nothing straight from factory can take 3.8 tire
Can you post any pics of the mods?
How many gears can you use with an 83mm BB and 150mm hub, and 3.8 tires, assuming you can fit them into the frame?
orange patriot 6.6 takes gazzaloddi on 40mm spank stiffee rim.
no trimming needed
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Originally Posted by autodoctor911
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I see a pair of new Nokian 26'' 3.0 Gazzaloddi's on ebay. Not the same as the 3.7'' tires but they will fit some non-fat FS frames
4.0" fully suspended
3.0s are best case for fitting into select few frames.
I modified a 2009 turner sultan do a search on abominable snowbike and it should come up. Also mtbr'er tscheezy did a series of mods check those out. The best fs mod I've seen on the internets is the Lenz behemoth Fatbike from another mtbr'er Nolan.
Your questions about gears w/ 83mm bb and 150 axle are smart ones. I run a 1x9 w/ 30 tooth chainring and 11-36 cassette. I definitely wish I could have a granny gear. On the other end, feel like I don't need more gears to get me more gear inches.
As far as frame geometry for a fs Fatbike look for frame with the right traits for your riding, you may not be happy with the result of a bike because "it could just fit".
I ride a lot of rocky mountain technical terrain. My thoughts if was to do it again, get something with a higher bb (>13.5in, 14 in would be just right) and little slacker 68 deg HA.
Last edited by dirtydoug; 01-07-2013 at 04:38 AM.