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    Schwalbe Hans Dampf on 429

    Has anyone run a Hans Dampf on a 429? I am concerned if there is sufficient clearance in the rear.

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    I am answering my own question. It rubs. Forget it. I also tried a Bontrager 294--too tall, It rubbed. The Bontrager 293 is tall and just clears--risky. I went with a Schwalbe Nobby Nic. Easiest tubeless install of the tires I tried.

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    I'm not too happy about the tight clearance. A new TNT Saguaro rubbed. I now have used AKA in place. It's the only flaw so far.

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    I guess you can have short chain stays or big tires, but not both.

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    I consider this a major flaw in an otherwise peerless bike. I too am running the AKA in the rear and not the Saguaro. I reverse mounted it to get a bit more aggressive tread pattern.

    You better stay away from anything damp.

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    I'm running Specialized Ground Control 2.1s on my 429. There's an honest 1" of clearance in front of the rear tire and at least 3/4" on the sides. I RARELY get into mud, so I'm not concerned at all.

    ???I thought 429s had long chain stays??? Isn't there some complaints about it's slow reaction times in the turns due to it's long chain stays?
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    There was a frame redesign in 2012 on the 429.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymorr View Post
    There was a frame redesign in 2012 on the 429.
    Ah, there was no indication of the frame model year for this scenario. Thanks for your clarification. I guess I'm glad I've got the "older model" where tire clearance is concerned.
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    Yep - 2012 = TIGHT

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