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    Surly 1x1 How plump can you really go?

    Just received some Neon (brand) 47mm single wall rims. Considering building a 1x1 with extra parts that I have. How plump of tires can you actually go?

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    2.7-3.0"

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    Dirt wizard speak knowledge bomb put the tire down and pick up a beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryJerry View Post
    Dirt wizard speak knowledge bomb put the tire down and pick up a beer
    Well said Scary Jerry! Have no clue what you said... but well said nonetheless! !!

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    I'd cross post in Fat Bikes and Surly (btw, there is a thread right now which should help you Surly Troll with 65mm rims). I know several people built mini fatties out of 1x1

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    What are you going for with the 1x1? I've seen photos of a 1x1 with the ditch witch 2.75" on 50mm rim. Seems burly enough, yeah?

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    Mini fat. Year round fun.

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    Here's some inspiration for you:

    WP_20131213_008 by FixedKK, on Flickr


    WP_20131213_010 by FixedKK, on Flickr

    I want to make sure you won't chicken out of this

    I have 3" tire in front, and 2,6" in back. I couln't find another 3" and the 2,6" was the biggest I found that had puncture protection.. Though I'm not so sure anymore is it necessary..

    I just blew up too many 1" tires with my other bike this fall..
    "The most interesting things in life are always beyond the reach of leash."

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    I think 1x1 is great way to go semi-fat. It is not as heavy as a full-fat, and it doesn't require special parts or skills to build up.

    I also thought it could be a little overkill to commute by a full fatbike, as I mainly ride on pavement to school and back. Still it has some floating for winter offroad and fun.
    "The most interesting things in life are always beyond the reach of leash."

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    Surly 1x1 How plump can you really go?

    Quote Originally Posted by KK89 View Post
    Here's some inspiration for you:

    WP_20131213_008 by FixedKK, on Flickr


    WP_20131213_010 by FixedKK, on Flickr

    I want to make sure you won't chicken out of this

    I have 3" tire in front, and 2,6" in back. I couln't find another 3" and the 2,6" was the biggest I found that had puncture protection.. Though I'm not so sure anymore is it necessary..

    I just blew up too many 1" tires with my other bike this fall..
    What size rims are those?


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    KK89 that is exactly what I'm thinking. Build specs please. Mainly tires & clearance.

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    KK89 build is super nice - I like it a lot! If I did not have full fatty already (Moonie) - I'd probably re-built my 1x1 as baby fat. Even though I am quite happy with fat franks on it at 2.35 on not that wide rims (did not measure but probably 20mm+)

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    IIRC when he had a 1x1 frame for sale, Kirk Pacenti mentioned 2.3 x 27.5.

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    racefit: Those are 40mm echo rims.

    Clobber: Echo rims, Surly Ultra new hubs F: Disc R: Disc/Fixed, Surly Dingle cog 17/19, DT Swiss clear spokes, Tires F: Nokian Gazzaloddi 3" R: Maxxis Ardent FR 2,6".

    It could take a 3" Gazzaloddi also in the back but I could not find another one. Any bigger I don't think is possible. In front it has plenty of clearance. (I have not measured)

    My frame is 16" and it could also take 29er wheels.

    Note that with 3" tires on 26" wheel measures about 27,5".
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    Many wide 26" rims are becoming available now, so it's much easier now to go "mini-fat" than it used to be. Two rims that come to mind are Velocity's Dually and Surly's Rabbit Hole.

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    I cant imagine how hard it is to climb on these. One of my friends had a singlespeed 4.8in fatbike he raced at a 40mi marathon. If 40 miles wasn't bad enough, it was 1200ft of climbing per 10 mile loop.

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