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    Chubbie chaser

    Fun with a fatty


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    edit, never mind....

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    And then there is this


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    Nice! The bike in front on the second video looks it's on cross tires.

    I think there's some 27.5+ wheels and tires in my future. Those videos really make the chubby tires look like fun.

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    Just got back from a quick ride on Burner with Dirt Wizard 26x 2.75s on 35id rims. Wow, now that is an eye opener.. Not being a fatty chaser I am liking a little more cushin for the pushin a bike into the rocks. Not sure where this crazy train is going to end up, but it will change how we ride, well everyone but Kiddwoo haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Just got back from a quick ride on Burner with Dirt Wizard 26x 2.75s on 35id rims. Wow, now that is an eye opener..
    Now that sounds like fun! Is there room for anything bigger still? I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see some pics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    Just got back from a quick ride on Burner with Dirt Wizard 26x 2.75s on 35id rims. Wow, now that is an eye opener.. Not being a fatty chaser I am liking a little more cushin for the pushin a bike into the rocks. Not sure where this crazy train is going to end up, but it will change how we ride, well everyone but Kiddwoo haha.
    loving the plus set up on my Sultan, DT don't tempt me to plus my Burner...wait I think you have. Also am liking the cushin for the pushin..
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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd love to see some pics...
    Ask, and ye shall receive! Thanks, it looks f'ing awesome!!

    https://www.facebook.com/turnerbikes...53247683516970

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    Wow -- would these work on a Flux??

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    Aaaaaaaagh. Stop the train, I want to get on.

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    Yes, the Flux 275 has the same width rear triangle as the Burner / Sultan. those Nextie rims are 35 inside, but a 40 would work as well if recording the change from 23 -35 proved anything. The measured width of tire only changed .6mm at the knobby, and the widest part of casing only grew 3mm! The height grew 2mm going from 23 to 35 rim. Those measurements look pretty silly as I type it. i.e., Ooooo, the BB went up 1 whole mm in putting the wider rim on haha. Right now the tire is 27.2" in diameter, a wee low, when a tire maker does a full3" 26 tire we should get our 27.5 dia back. With BB low right now the cornering should be amazing but on rocky trails she will have to watch her pedals.

    If my wife likes the 26+ I will put a PIKE on the front and an offset shock bushing to raise the BB to 13.3 ish.

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    Why fight it. Go all the way. Funnest bike I've ever owned and surprisingly the fastest on many, many trails.

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    I was very surprised to find the Kahn is actually a real mountain bike.
    The first couple rides I expected to be way off the back, not the case at all. It is quite different from my Burner in some obvious ways, but hugely more capable than I had guessed.
    This one is a demo, if I owned one I would look at different rims & tires plus convert to tubeless.
    Other than that it is pretty spot on for techy trail riding.

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    I see the Knard is available in 26x3" - wouldn't they work and give the 27.5 dia back?

    Nextie also do a 26+ rim with 45mm internal 52mm external as well though I'm guessing they'd be just a bit to wide to fit the burner (and probably Fox or Pike forks). Pity cos they do them in various colours and look sweet on the Nextie website.

    All very tempting though with so much going on I might just wait a bit to see what else comes on the market. Must only be a matter of time before the likes of Schwalbe or Continental start offering more tire choices in 26+ too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    If my wife likes the 26+ I will put a PIKE on the front and an offset shock bushing to raise the BB to 13.3 ish.
    SO did she like it? Seriously thinking about going this way with our family Flux. Not being a skilled wheel builder, where does one get the Nextie rims built out -- and what other wheel choices are there…?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1soulrider View Post
    And then there is this


    Casing short tabletops has never looked so easy.
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Casing short tabletops has never looked so easy.

    You're late to the party, a whole week of sh!t talking missed. Slacker.

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    I was in moab for two weeks passing hardtail fat bikes up and down at rather astounding relative velocity differences.

    My bad. I can make up for slow timing in just sheer volume right? I mean isn't that what this whole movement is about?
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    This is the internet so volume is might/right

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Casing short tabletops has never looked so easy.
    Ok. I laughed. Mostly because of all our nice new short imba'ed table tops, and the local guy here who got a kahn and loves it more than all his assorted carbon 29'er, 27.5, dh etc bikes in his stable.

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    ^ oops, that was me talking, not my wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes View Post
    If my wife likes the 26+ I will put a PIKE on the front and an offset shock bushing to raise the BB to 13.3 ish.
    Hey DT -- how'd the road test work out? Is 26+ working for her -- any more thoughts on this?

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