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    Biggest rear tyre to fit the Ripley?

    I am planning to use a big combo: the Syntace MX35 wheel (28.4mm inner width) and Maxxis Ardent 2.4". On P35-rims these tires measure 58.2mm. So Hans - will they fit?

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    Hans told me a Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2,35" will fit. The Maxxis Ardent 2,4" should be smaller than the Schwalbe, so it will fit too I think.

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    At the spot where the tread is usually the widest we have about 72 mm space.
    We have test fit Pergatory 2.4 and Hans Dampf 2.35 and they fit OK. We have not tested the Ardent 2.4 on a wide rim. The height is usually where you would run out of room first though and the Hans Dampf is a tall tire, so maybe it will fit. You guys really would like a 30" wheeled bike I see ; )

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    Thanks, Hans.

    A wider rim normally flattens the profile of the tyre somewhat, so if there is 72mm of space and a HD fits, I'll go for it with the MX35 wheels and Ardents.

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    Just wanted to update this....

    With my I9 Torch wheels (23.5) and Nobby Nic 2.25 tires, there is only a few mm of clearance between the outside knobs and the frame. I'll take a pic later and post it up. I had to put some helicopter tape there because scratches were showing up on the frame there.

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    weirwolf 2.3 on Enve AM rim is a very tight squeeze.

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    Nobby Nic 2.35 on 23mm wide rim. Fits but not much room spare
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    wonder how it compares to sultan or 429c?

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    I'm currently running a 2.3" specialized purgatory on the rear on Easton Haven carbon wheels, and it doesn't fit, I just can't get full travel because of the tire bottoming out on the seat tube.. found that out after I noticed some black stuff (rubber from tire) on the seat tube!
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    I run Hans Dampf 2.35 trailstar on Syntace W30 wheels. They rub the seat tube when bottoming out. I have added some tape and it looks like it's ok.

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    Thanks, Buyoen! I wonder whether the extra width of the W35 will flatten the profile enough to avoid rubbing.

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    it will not. the circumference of the tire will not change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    it will not. the circumference of the tire will not change.
    In theory a wider rim will change the tyre profile to a a slightly less bulbous shape. How much is another matter.

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    With wide tires its the right side clevis where it will rub. You might or might not get a taller tire to hit the seat tube on full compression. I also depends on your weight, psi in the shock and whether you huck or hit big G-Outs.

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    Has anyone tried the new Maxxis Ikon 2.35 on the rear of the Ripley?

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    I did. It fits OK, but you get a 1-2 mm clearance from the frame

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    Biggest rear tyre to fit the Ripley?

    How about a conti x-king 2.4? Has anyone tried that tire?

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    Any experience with Maxxis Ardent 2.4" on the Ripley so far?

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    The Ardent 2.4 rubbed against the back of the seat tube, removing the paint. It also rubs the cross piece joining the chainstays. Not sure if it really rubs or just throws more grit at that piece, but I went back to the 2.25 and don't have the seat tube rub anymore. I now run a 2.4 Ardent on the front and the 2.25 on the back and like the setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmarc View Post
    The Ardent 2.4 rubbed against the back of the seat tube, removing the paint. It also rubs the cross piece joining the chainstays. Not sure if it really rubs or just throws more grit at that piece, but I went back to the 2.25 and don't have the seat tube rub anymore. I now run a 2.4 Ardent on the front and the 2.25 on the back and like the setup.
    Be sure to protect your seattube with tape. Fat tires will rub the seatstay just by the cleavis.

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    Hans Dampf rubs

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmarc View Post
    The Ardent 2.4 rubbed against the back of the seat tube, removing the paint. It also rubs the cross piece joining the chainstays. Not sure if it really rubs or just throws more grit at that piece, but I went back to the 2.25 and don't have the seat tube rub anymore. I now run a 2.4 Ardent on the front and the 2.25 on the back and like the setup.
    Just checked after a big ride with lot's of motion in the rear and the Hans Damf rubbed the seat tube and rubbed off the I in Ibis and made a nice skid mark below that. Going to switch to a racing ralph 2.25

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    Maybe we need to update the thread with: Tires that do fit the rear of the Ripley. I'm going to want something bigger than the stock ones when I go to Sedona in a month and a half and I still don't know what I'm going to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redway View Post
    Just checked after a big ride with lot's of motion in the rear and the Hans Damf rubbed the seat tube and rubbed off the I in Ibis and made a nice skid mark below that. Going to switch to a racing ralph 2.25
    What rims are you using?
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    Biggest rear tyre to fit the Ripley?

    It really pisses me off that Ibis still cannot make room for beefy rear tires. Why!?


    simenf - brainwashed by the big wheel mafia.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by simenf View Post
    It really pisses me off that Ibis still cannot make room for beefy...
    I really don't get you guys. Why do you need a wide tire in back? The Ripley is an XC or Trail bike - meant to go fast. A wide tire in front is all you need for max grip in corners. 2.3 or 2.4 in front with a 2.2 in rear is all you need...unless you have noob maneuvering skills. I'm sorry but this is just ridiculous. Go sell your Ripley and buy an HD or something.

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