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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.
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