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    New question here. Max tire width for a DUC32?

    I'm looking to replace my 2.1s with something wider, and I'm hoping to hear a WTB Weirwolf 2.5 Race will fit in my DUC32...
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    26" or 29"?
    Depends on your riding style, how the fork is setup, etc.
    I have run 2.35" Specy Eskars and Hutch Barracudas with no problems. I know some silly guy in Durango running the Conti Rubber Queen/Trail King in 2.4 with no problems.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    it should fit. 2.5 weirwolf 08' is about the same as the 2.35 Nevegal. Check their global number. I know that WTB run small size than Kenda.

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    any 2.5 should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    any 2.5 should be fine.


    that depends on how high/tall the tyre is - my rubber queen 2.4 rubs ever so slightly on the DUC32 arch at full travel ... the RQ 2.4 is a fairly tall tyre.

    and yes, the DUC32 has all bump stops, etc. ...

    ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    I know some silly guy in Durango running the Conti Rubber Queen in 2.4 with no problems.
    Hey, I have that balloon tire under my DUC32. What's so silly about it? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfiii
    Hey, I have that balloon tire under my DUC32. What's so silly about it? LOL!
    Nothing silly 'bout the tire. The gentleman using it is wacky
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejfiii
    Hey, I have that balloon tire under my DUC32. What's so silly about it? LOL!
    i have both - the 2.4" doesn't really offer any more traction than the 2.2" and neither does it have bigger knobs - and now that the 2.2" is also available with black chili (only the tubed version), the difference should be even less ...

    the 2.2" is big for 2.2" and is big enough for most uses, while the 2.4" is just big/fat and rolls slower ...

    whatever, i'm still using it 'cus it looks meaner

    ragetty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    whatever, i'm still using it 'cus it looks meaner
    End of discussion.

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    Ditto on that, I tried Nev 2.5 it's a tight fit and rub slightly. Never took it out for a ride though. Nobby Nic 2.4 fit with plenty of room.

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    I have a Surly larry 3.8 on an Echo 46mm rim and it doesn't rub at all. If this setup doesn't rub I highly doubt anything else will.

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    If memory serves you can run the surly 3.8's and get no rub with the 29er spacer installed.
    The red couch has moved from Alaska to Florida...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty
    the 2.2" is big for 2.2" and is big enough for most uses, while the 2.4" is just big/fat and rolls slower ...

    whatever, i'm still using it 'cus it looks meaner

    ragetty
    actually, i took a closer look at the issue today - the interference is about 5mm with all the air out of the fork, so IF the fork did fully compress it would probably stop the wheel dead ...

    i guess i'd better change it

    ragetty

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    -AK Cris, you are right about the larry needing the 29er spacers, which I have in it. The fat tires roll just about 29'' with pleanty of cush.

    Actually I thought you all were talking about rubbing on the inside of the fork legs which will happen on a Larry or Endo with a rim greater than 50mm wide.

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    I have the WTB WWLT 2.55 on my 100mm-travel DUC 32 (the brown one) w/o any clearance issues side to side (nor at top-out). I've got an Ardent 2.4 waiting in the wings, too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Nothing silly 'bout the tire. The gentleman using it is wacky

    Hey,I resemble that remark!

    Dont make me "release the hounds" on you!.....You know the kind of damage Tucker's tongue is capable of

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulderfu

    Dont make me "release the hounds" on you!.....You know the kind of damage Tucker's tongue is capable of

    yeah, whatever Smithers....."hounds" hahaahaaaa
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragetty


    that depends on how high/tall the tyre is - my rubber queen 2.4 rubs ever so slightly on the DUC32 arch at full travel ... the RQ 2.4 is a fairly tall tyre.
    ... and i've now mounted the RQ 2.2" and that interferes with the arch too when the fork is fully depressed

    admittedly a fork full of air won't quite squish down as far as one without. but i put in a few more ml's of fork oil just for good measure.

    ragetty

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    But you have to remember that as the hit on the front wheel deforms the tire which makes it taller everywhere else and with the fork @ full compression, it'll rub more.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    I have been running the 2.4 non tubeless w/stans for about a yr w/no bottoming issues.
    Not the best pic but they are under all that mud.
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    Schwalbe Fat Albert 2.4 on Stans Arch rubs. Love these tires.

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    What about Maxxis DH Minions UST 2.5 front and rear??
    Has anyone tried if they fit on the Durance?
    Thanx

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