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    Widest Tire For a Tora

    I did some searching and couldnt find an answer.

    Whats the widest tire that will fit a Rock Shox Tora 302 U turn? I would love to get a 2.5 up there, but maybe 2.35 is the biggest I can go.

    Right now I have a 2.1.

    Thanks!!

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    I think you could fit a 2.5 in there no problem, based off of the different Rock Shox forks I've run higher and lower quality compared to the Tora. It will be tight, and you won't have much mud clearance, but I'd bet it can be done. Have you thought of trying a higher volume 2.4 instead?
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    I don't really care what the actual size says, I just want the biggest I can safely go. There was a reasonable priced 2.5 that I liked.

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    2.5" might clear. 2.35" is more like it as far as usable width goes.

    FWIW, I'm a clyde and could make a 2.35" Nevegal rub either side of the lowers when cornering on an older QR Tora due to flex of the fork and quick release axle. Never been an issue with a thru-axle fork but it was only a temp setup for a few weeks . . .

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    I dont seem to get too much flex on mine. I'm running V brakes, so im sure I would notice it. I also realize that I will probably have to let the air out of the tire to take the wheel on and off, but the only time I remove the front wheel is when I get a flat...

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    The Tora I had was a 2006 model Tora 318 SL, I ran a few different 2.5 tyres on that fork without any problem at all.
    But the biggest actual tyre I had would have been the 2.4 Maxis Advantage, the thing was just huge for a 2.4...just really tall (big volume compared to most others).

    At the moment I have a Dart fork and stock tyre is a Michelin Country AT 2.0 which measures more like 2.3 and there is still plenty of clearance.

    I'd say you won't have problems fitting a 2.5 tyre unless the actual width is quite a bit bigger than the stated size. Some brands are known for being bigger than stated, and I know there used to be a link here on mtbr where you could look up actual tyre sizes that someone has gone to the trouble of measuring and compiling a database. I don't know if it's still around or current though.

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    I got a 2.5 Schwable Muddy Mary today. It fits, but just barely. Ill post pics of it, for reference, when I can.

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    Schwable might be one of the brands that are generally on the big side, interested to know if it measures wider than 2.5
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    Ill get some pics today and get a measurement on it.

    I took it for a ride yesterday, man what a difference between my old 2.1 tires! It does rub a tiny bit on hard corners, but just barely.

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    Here are some pics. Looks like it measures right at 2.5:

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    Good luck in the mud
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    Rim width may also be an issue. Tyres that big are really meant to be mounted on 21mm (internal) or wider rims.

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    My rims are 20.8 inside. Also, I never ride in mud, its usually very dry where I live. Which makes it odd that I am running Muddy Marys, but they work pretty good on dry too...

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