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    LHT and Big Tires

    What is the biggest tire wheel that you can fit on a LHT 26" disc bike? I'm thinking a Long Haul Monster Trucker might be an interesting build.
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    2.1", I think the bike feels best with 1.8-1.9" tires. No real advantage going bigger other than it looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddle Up View Post
    2.1", I think the bike feels best with 1.8-1.9" tires. No real advantage going bigger other than it looks awesome.
    Awsome is important.
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    Somewhat related... what's the biggest 700c tire that can fit in the 26" Disc Trucker fork?

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    Why

    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn View Post
    Somewhat related... what's the biggest 700c tire that can fit in the 26" Disc Trucker fork?
    No idea but why do that when you can actually get a 700C disc trucker? I'm sure you can squeeze a bigger tire in the 700C version than the 26". Good luck
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    Lots of Trucker threads already, with plenty of info on tire clearance...

    That being said, here's a pic of my old 26 Trucker with 2.25s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2 View Post
    Lots of Trucker threads already, with plenty of info on tire clearance...

    That being said, here's a pic of my old 26 Trucker with 2.25s.
    Very nice bike and tall. Was that a stock color?
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    62cm. Velvet blue, stock in 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2 View Post
    62cm. Velvet blue, stock in 2011.
    I thought it looked big. But if you ride a 54 or 56 anything looks big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    No idea but why do that when you can actually get a 700C disc trucker?
    Asking because I'm thinking about a 26" Disc Trucker fork for my Steamroller. It has the same axle-to-crown distance as the stock Steamroller fork, and would give me mounts for a front rack, fenders, and a disc brake. Only limiting factor is the 700c tire clearance... I suspect a 700x32 would fit no problem, but I was hoping to confirm.

    A 700c Disc Trucker fork is longer, and would mess up the geometry on the Steamroller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn View Post
    Asking because I'm thinking about a 26" Disc Trucker fork for my Steamroller. It has the same axle-to-crown distance as the stock Steamroller fork, and would give me mounts for a front rack, fenders, and a disc brake. Only limiting factor is the 700c tire clearance... I suspect a 700x32 would fit no problem, but I was hoping to confirm.

    A 700c Disc Trucker fork is longer, and would mess up the geometry on the Steamroller.
    I never thought about that. Sounds like a great project. Good luck
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