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    Surly 1x1 widest tire rim sizes.

    I would like to build my 1x1 into a snowbike. What is the largest tire and the widest rim that you have seen fit the frame. I would like to ride groomed ski and snowmobile trails with it, so I am looking for the largest tire and widest rim that could fit. I would like a pug, but this will be a lot cheaper considering I just need to build up some wheels. I am also considering a shimano Alfine internal hub, anyone have any experience with one of these on a 1X1?

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    according to SURLY:

    "Depending on the make and model of tire, and the position of the wheel in the rear dropouts, 2.7–3.0" tires will fit in the 1x1 frame." and I'm guessing they would have them mounted on 65mm LM rims

    ( as long as you are NOT running cantilever brakes, )

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    i ran 3.0 nokians on my 1x1. canti brake bosses removed. surly 1x1 fork/pugsley fork/instigator fork on the front.
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    I built my wife a 1x1 with 50mm uma rims and 2.8 tires. I used the alfine hub in it and she really liked it.

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    yeah 3.0s on a LM is pretty much the max you can fit on a 1x1. that said it works really really well.

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    Cool thanks for your help guys.

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    come on

    Quote Originally Posted by the locust
    yeah 3.0s on a LM is pretty much the max you can fit on a 1x1. that said it works really really well.
    How did you NOT post of pic of your lady's 1x1 set up with large marge's and geared... it is sweet.

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    here's some

    this is set up as 29er with 2.1 nano's I got her a 9zero7 so I took that fat wheels off and converted it to a 29er. the bar won't stay on though it's the one that was on the fat bike but she wanted her mary bar put on it so now I have to get another mary for the 1x1

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    sorry I'll try againSurly 1x1 widest tire rim sizes.-arlenes-bike-002.jpg

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    and the same question but with cantis?

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    Shave off the cantis... if you use disc brakes, it solves clearance problems and with 24" LM rims you could squeeze in up to 4" tires.

    Personally I think a "3.45" which is already equivalent to a 26" in diameter, is already a humongous tire. Think it of it as a Mini Pug on steroids!

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    I have an early frame, no disc mounts.............

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    Eat ramen, save money, buy fatbike. Problem solved.


    You could probably find one of the old adapters for converting a non-disk frame to disc. Or get a disc mount welded/brazed on. Or Magura 4-bolt brackets, which would allow you to run a nice wide rim with an extended crossover line.

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    I am happy without discs. Only just swapped frames to get a "proper" Surly frame, much neater.

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    You're probably going to have to bust out the measuring tape. Put a 26" wheel in there and mark(with tape) where the brake surface of the rim and the widest part of the tire sit. Take the wheel out, and measure in between the brake pads, then in between the seatstays and chainstays about .5-1" farther away from the dropout along the tubes. Figure that you can maybe gain 1" of clearance at the brake pads by rearranging spacers, reversing arms or switching to different brakes.

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    26x3 on 40's
    chose 40's to keep the tire sidewalls bulging as it's not a snowbike by design, it's a fatbike for year round all terrain use. my choice, your target ride quality may vary.
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    What are those tyres?
    Anyone managed to fit Hookworms WITH the canti mounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashes
    What are those tyres?
    Anyone managed to fit Hookworms WITH the canti mounts?
    Yeah, the front will fit (mounted on a 26" x 65mm Large Marge), dunno about the rear though. Removing/installing the front wheel does require a little bit of moving around to get it in there though. Pretty tight overall.
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    I'm planning to use 27.5 x 2.4 on my 1x1? Will it fit? Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhadicezar View Post
    I'm planning to use 27.5 x 2.4 on my 1x1? Will it fit? Any thoughts?
    Yes, it will fit.

    I have managed to fit a 27.5x2.8 on a Hugo 52mm rim into my 1998 1x1. You will not have the same range of adjustment in the dropout though because the further forward positions rub.

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    Anybody tried the new 27.5 X 3.0 Dirt Wizard on their 1X1?

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