So I bought an EMD 9 frame last fall and originally tried a Specialized Ground Control 2.3" tire in the back and it rubbed paint off of the left inside chain stay after 2-3 12mi. rides. I touched it up this spring and switched to a 2.1" tire, same model. I've notice I have rubbed the paint off again after 3-4 rides. I have custom built ArchEX's from an LBS and the wheel is centered between the chain stays when eyeballing it. I run 28-30 lbs. tubeless at about 210 lbs. geared up. What have other EMD owners been able to get away with in the back without rubbing? Do I question wheel build/flex?
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Thread: Tire clearance on EMD 9