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    Not so fat----

    B-Nimble?




    Does 2 5/8" still count? Will I have to post in the 27.5/29+ sub-forum?

    The rim is only 40mm wide (outside). Didn't bother to measure inside as I was just checking to see that the tires run "true".

    Building my next bike and a tilting trike around THIS tire size.
    Know they are not very durable but at 710 g's I'm in.
    Also wanted to try some Maxxis or whoever 2.8s. (prolly bigger than the Panaracers?

    These builds will be running the 3-spoke carbon wheels I am working on. ( w/ the DD internal air chambers)

    Had planned on a net of 65mm (internal) rim width.
    After slicing the actual hubs I ordered, (used specs from supplier's site to pre-calculate rim cross-section.

    They will only be 55 mm wide now.
    Kind of OK with that as the narrower rim (might)
    help protect the side walls?

    Would a wider rim add THAT much to the width???
    Aware the mfg's are making them smaller to hit weight points.

    Has anyone seen anything CLOSE to 3.5" on them?

    Gratuitous wheel shots;



    JM

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    Rear axle will be 177, front 142
    could make the rim wider by going with 197's

    Wanted to keep things as narrow as possible.

    JM

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMagic View Post
    Does 2 5/8" still count?
    This is joke, yes?

    2 5/8"?!?

    "The only way we can truly control the outcome of a ride is not going on it, which is a choice I'm unwilling to make." -K.B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    This is joke, yes?

    2 5/8"?!?

    This got me laughing pretty good.

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    Rim to small, please leave this forum and go the roadie section.
    The bike is never to heavy, you are just to WEAK!

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    I got 98.4mm. I'm using one of them right now to re-set some tubeless tape. Course, that's on a 90mm rim...
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Pfft...
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

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