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    26" transam tire clearance

    I just bought a second hand 2010 transam to compliment my 2011 spec enduro(26" wheels are still the best). I love huge tires and I'd like to stick some fat tires on the bike front and rear to compensate just a little on the lack of rear suspension. What's the biggest tire anyone has fitted on the rear? My TA has a 140mm Pike up front but I'll probably swap it for a lyrik. I bought my TA as an awesome alternative have fun bike and also to be my "XC race" bike. I couldn't convince myself to invest in a true XC bike because I would hate it. Pix to come later.

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    I've run Schwalbe 2.35s (HD, Wicked Will, MM) without any issues.

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    I run 2.6's. Yes there tight but no issues. Your wheels do need to be true though.

    I run a lyrik on mine.
    SPD pedals are an absolute menace to the well-being of the world, and ought be banned immediately.

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    2.4 Michelins, suckers were HUGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    2.4 Michelins, suckers were HUGE!
    Yup, I ran 2.4s and recently switched to a 2.35 high rollers. Plenty of room left.

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    2.7 high roller in back, minion dhf 2.7 up front in a lyrik. it's my older bike, and doing this is sorta' alleviating my insane and completely non-sensical urge to get a fat bike.

    for that fat a rear tire though, you have to run the wheel further back in the drops - slammed forward won't work.

    a little slow pedaling, but stupid fun for some days/trails. incredibly nice at loooooow psi rock crawling/trialsin around, even with the weight penalty.
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