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    456 carbon.... Fat?

    Is this possible to make it a fat bike or somewhat close to for winter trail riding? What's a cheap wide wheel set up? What size tires are you putting yours if you are winter riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90 View Post
    Is this possible to make it a fat bike or somewhat close to for winter trail riding? What's a cheap wide wheel set up? What size tires are you putting yours if you are winter riding?

    Thanks,

    Patrick
    You might be able to get a 26x3.0 in the back. 2.5-2.7 is easy.

    With a Pugsley fork you could fit a full fat tire on the front.

    Not seen a cheap wide rim wheelset.
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    How cheap, how wide? Maybe Maxxis Hookworms on a wide DH rim would work. I don't know if that gets you enough float for proper snow biking, but is about the most cost effective wide tire setup I can think of. A real fat bike wheelset + tires is hella expensive. Aren't the tires alone like $200 ea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    With a Pugsley fork you could fit a full fat tire on the front.
    Yep. What he said. For the rear, if you ran a Surly Large Marge 26"x2.5" rim, you could get away with a 26"x2.3" on there pretty spread out, but you might see some cassette clearance issues on the bigger cogs. For sure measure the dimensions inside the rear triangle before proceeding.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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