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    Motobecane 29+ models?

    I have heard the rumblings... anyone have any links to pics of the forthcoming 29+ bikes? Will they be alloy or steel? Discuss!
    "I have come to kick ass and chew bubblegum....and I'm all outta bubblegum".

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    Want 29+ Ti, Want, want. Been looking at Carver, but lots of $$$$

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    I posted the question asking if 29+ wheelsets would fit on their Night Train or Sturgis models on the BD Fat Bike thread in the forum as well as on their FB page with no response. Still waiting myself.

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    Chris from BD said that the 29+ is coming March 2015......sweet.
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    They have it on the DB website, bummer they don't have a 10spd model, maybe they are going to see how people respond to the cheaper one. If they made the 29er + in the Ti and Carbon flavor they would out most of the big names in the business. I'm lurking over here getting some information on some of the fat bikes shopping for the wife, I must say they have some nice ones. DB has had the fly as their main 29er flagship for a long time now and this 29er + thing is going to explode because traction is king and so is simplicity.

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    The Night Train and Sturgis will fit a 29+ and I'm liking those right now. BUT, a nice STEEL model would be awesome.
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    Also, guys I just seen a post on their FB. Page saying that they are going to be coming out with a 2x10 much nicer 29er + bike.

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    I'm considering the Motobecane 29+SS, but I see some issues which you would expect for the price.
    First, the wheels seem to be 35mm inner width (according to recent post here), which may be okay for 2.4 width 29er tires (a good thing), but I don't know how good they would be with the delivered 3" and especially the supposed 4" tires (according to their site). Thoughts?
    Secondly, the rims are not drilled out to save weight, so they could be quite heavy (hard to say). Third, both wheels are bolt on. Fourth, the cranks are spline. Fifth, rigid fork with 29er tires could be teeth chattering, but that's a personal preference in some ways.

    If someone has one of these, please divulge details.

    I sent an email to bikesdirect, and first they didn't answer my question about general tire availability, and then he assumed I knew nothing and sent a link to the Surly Krampus website, so I could get educated on the 29+ movement. Frankly, I don't care about trends and just want to know if I can find tires at reasonable prices. If the 35mm inner width is true, I would think you could run a 2.4 or similar 29er tire. It would have a square-er profile, some of these tires were meant for wider downhill rims in the ~25mm range so maybe you could get away with it. Thoughts?

    Awesome AM ride with a fork, or just a really weak fat bike?
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    Update: Email from BD says 31mm internal width on those rims.

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    Update#2: I ordered one like this http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...+ss-gry-21.jpg

    After riding the stock tires, I will probably try some Kenda Nevagal 2.3's that I have lying around. May go tubeless

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    Looks like the Gravity Bullseye Monster can clear a 29+ tire, at least on a Blunt 35mm rim:







    Then you don't have to deal with the silly long 480mm chainstays of their 29+ model.

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