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    what's the largest size tires people have run 650b on a Carbine??

    I just picked up a 2013 Carbine, the updated version with stealth routing and ISCG05 tabs.. was wondering what size tire people have fit on the back? Any tire rub? The new Continentals are just trickling out now.. mountain king 650b would probably be my choice in 2.4 flavor...
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    Running Vee Rubber Speed-R 650Bx2.35 front and rear on 2014 Carnine, np.

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    I'm been running Mountain King II 2.4" since late summer, and have recently switched to the massive Trail King 2.4. TK has been my favorite loamy conditions tire in 26" for the last few years, and it's equally impressive in 27.5". MKII is great in dry, loose conditions. 300g lighter than the TK, and rolls better, but terrible on slippery rocks and roots.

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    so you got a hold of a 2.4 27.5 mountain king? an it fits good? They are just coming to the US market now, an I've run 26" MK2's for years, an love them.. so if it fits with plenty of mud clearance on the carbine, that's what I wanna hear....
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    I'm running a 2.35" Nobby Nic, and it's good as long as it doesn't get too muddy. I don't ride much mud anyway.

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    Mountain King II 2.4" fits fine. Carcass width is 160mm, the 26"-version is 155. It's a lousy tire for wet rocks and roots, but great in loose conditions. Trail King 2.4" aka Rubber Queen, is 163mm but notably wider than MKII, and is a bit smaller than the 26"-version's 168mm. I bought them from best-bike-parts.de, but they seem to be sold out of Trail King.

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