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    29ers on a 1x1

    I bought a Jabberwocky, so I'm turning my 1x1 into a commuter. It's 650b now, which is fine with Nevegals, but Nevegals are not what I want to commute on. To make it a little faster and smoother, I want to get some semi-slicks on there, and the pickings are slim for 650b, so I'm considering swapping to 29er rims. The questions is what is the biggest tire I can fit on 29er rims on my 1x1? 44mm?

    Worse comes to worst, I can throw some Fatty Rumpkins on my 650b rims.

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    here are some conti mountain king 2,4" 29ers on a 1x1:
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    There are enough choices of tire available in 650B that going 29er seems OTT.
    http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...s?a=1&page=all
    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...res/tires.html

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    I was looking at these on the Schwalbe Fatty on the Riv site: (sorry I apparently don't have enough posts on mtbr to post links.)

    Are they really 650b?

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    i've done it before, now i'm using 29er on my 1x1, fixed gear mode, check this thread:
    The Evolution of (my) Surly 1x1! lots of pic inside :P

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    What size tires are you running in those pics?

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    29x 1,9 (700x50c) kenda karma

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    Compass Bicycles has a number of 650b tires available such as the Herte which might be good for your commuting needs.

    http://www.compasscycle.com/Tires.html

    Rivendell definitely sells 650b Schwalbe Marathons. I have Marathons, 700c version, on a number of my bikes and they're fine as commuting tires and work well for the occasional dirt excursion.

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...5-fatty/10-095
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    I had some 2.1s on mine for a while. Really limited as to which gear ratios will work though because the chain length has to be just right to not have tire rub, and still stay on the horizontal dropouts.

    I ran some hearty road slicks (continental something or other, highway II?) on 29er rims for a year. With disc brakes of course. Worked awesome! Super fun commuter that hauled ass. I was running 44x16 gear ratio and got a round Denver really well.

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    Schwalbe Big Apple makes a 29 x 2.35. Might do the trick.

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