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    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner

    Hey guys.... I've searched and can't come up with anything definitive. Can anybody with one of the latest version units do some measuring for me?

    I need to see the rear tire clearance, at the narrowest point... Preferably in mm and if possible, a visual of where on the triangle it is.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a a r o n View Post
    Hey guys.... I've searched and can't come up with anything definitive. Can anybody with one of the latest version units do some measuring for me?

    I need to see the rear tire clearance, at the narrowest point... Preferably in mm and if possible, a visual of where on the triangle it is.

    Thanks in advance!
    I'll try to get you some photos today, trying to work out how wider rim I can run for mine ATM

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    Awesome.... that's exactly what I need to know.... before I go buying a frame online.

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    All measurements are taken with dropouts slammed for shortest CS.
    Maxxis Ardent 2.25 (tube @ 25psi) on WTB ST i23 TCS Rim (internal is 23mm, external is 27-28mm)

    Chainstay gap 69-70mm, not going to change as the sliders move back either this would be the first spot you will run into clearance issues on wider rims bigger rubber.

    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner-img_20141229_133443.jpg

    Runs from 8mm-10+mm

    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner-img_20141229_133906.jpg

    Not sweating the height at the BB or seat stay bridge

    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner-img_20141229_133925.jpg

    About 6mm clearance on driveside

    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner-img_20141229_133737.jpg

    About 8mm on non-driveside

    Need some help from a 2013-15 Unit owner-img_20141229_133809.jpg

    Wheel/frame is slightly out but 14mm total, 7mm each side.

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    I have been looking at the light-bicycle 30mm carbon rims but the internal width is only 24mm +1 on these ones. Next jump is to the 35mm wide internal is 30mm on these so that would be better but I don't know how much this will increase the casing by for clearance.

    I would think I'd still have 3mm clearance on each side with the 35mm rims. But I dunno if its worth going that much as I wouldn't be able to run more than a 2.3 in the rear anyway. Hohumm what to do

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    Yeah, I'm realizing pretty much everything you are. I think I'm going to end up with a 30mm internal width rear rim (velocity blunt 35), and a stans hugo rim up front. 2.4 ish rear tire and 3.25 up front. Thanks a bunch for the pictures. If I remember seeing correctly on the 27.5+ thread, the wtb trailblazer on a 35mm rim came in around 68mm....probably cutting it too close for the rear.

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    Yeah I think to make use of a 35mm rim in the rear you would want to run something big to make use of it.

    Sounds like we are putting together similar bikes. I can't really decide between a Nextie 29" rear/Nextie fat front either a 50mm 27.5+ rim or a 26" fat 65mm rim. Tho I may just get a 29f/29r and grab a fat front wheel/fork in the new year. I have a fat fork/wheel I can put on to play around on to see if its suitable first. Was looking at the hugo+/arch but I really want to go carbon.

    Everybody around here mostly rides FSers or long travel HT's so need the extra cush if I'm gonna be rigid.
    I've spent two years on a fatty but it doesn't snow where I am and I've just moved so heaps less beach riding.

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