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    How Fat a Tire

    How fat a tire can I fit on my Bianchi MUSS?

    I was looking at a Race King 2.2 and it looks like it would be cutting it close.

    Pictures to if you have fat tires on one, I like pictures.
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    These are of a 2.3 nevegal on my S.I.S.S. I'm having a 650b rear wheel built and will be running the same tire in a 650b. I'll post up once I get that on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild
    These are of a 2.3 nevegal on my S.I.S.S. I'm having a 650b rear wheel built and will be running the same tire in a 650b. I'll post up once I get that on the bike.

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    you should probably replace your chain soon
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    sweet. RK 2.2's a go
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuck_chorris
    you should probably replace your chain soon
    That's the new Root Beer Brown chain from Niner!

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    It's actually a coating of trail dust... I thought all of the cool kids didn't wash their bikes?

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    Any problems with frame flex causing the tire to rub on the chainstay?

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    Nope. Though that gap isn't very large, it seems like that would be a lot of flex to get contact. I'm certainly not huge enough to cause that much flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoochild
    It's actually a coating of trail dust... I thought all of the cool kids didn't wash their bikes?
    No, that is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    No, that is true.
    ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Matt
    How fat a tire can I fit on my Bianchi MUSS?

    I was looking at a Race King 2.2 and it looks like it would be cutting it close.

    Pictures to if you have fat tires on one, I like pictures.
    Tire fit tends to be tire specific, depending how far the side knobs extend beyond the side of the tire. I have a SASS that came stock with a 2.4 MutanoRaptor, I switched the wheels to 650b (front and back) using 2.3 Nevegals as voodoochild is planning with no problems. Your pictures show you have plenty of room for a wider tire. One hint is to make sure your wheel is centered in the stays. Pictures can be deceiving but if your wheel is off center by just a 1 millimeters it can be a problem.
    Just one more rep and I get the toaster!

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