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    DW-Link Rear Tire Clearance 2.2" Trail King

    Hi All, I have just built up a 2012 Flux (Medium) and had a set of CK/Flow EX wheels built up by Dave's Wheels. I bought a set of Continental Trail King's in the 2.2" version and compared to my old HL-Flux with Schwalbe 2.25" Racing Ralphs and Nobby Nic's I find these tires MASSIVE.

    The clearance on the rear cross-member is very tight with these tires. So tight that the little "nibs" even come into contact with the frame.

    Issues? Opinions?

    Should I change out to a smaller tire? Race King or back to a Racing Ralph. I just converted to tubeless and would have to go through the re-seating process (without a compressor)

    I would have thought to have some more mud clearance. I don't think I will have trouble with the tire itself coming into contact with the frame. I did like not have the chainstay bridge from my old HL-FLUX in that it always was a "table" that collected debris/mud etc. but now this DW-Link cross-bar will become a tire "scraper".

    Turner says the max tire size is a 2.2" and yes that is definitely the case.
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    The trail king is a massive tire - even the 2.2 one. Maybe use a 2.2 Mountain king or the NN 2.25?

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    I've been running trail kings on my 2012 spot and loving it. I've had a little issue with tire rub when the pressure was too low, but other that the tire offers gobs of traction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarflux View Post
    I've been running trail kings on my 2012 spot and loving it. I've had a little issue with tire rub when the pressure was too low, but other that the tire offers gobs of traction.
    He is using a Flux, not a Spot.

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    I ran a Kenda Nevegal 2.35 and it fit with ok clearance, no rubbing , but I move that tire to the front and run a 2.1 on the rear. The Flux now seems more balanced.

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    That looks pretty tight. I think the Ralph 2.25 is a little tight too, but is way better than that. I would move to a smaller tire.
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    Thanks guys. Yeah I am running a really wide Stan's Flow EX rim and that probably helped lower the profile some. I do not think that it will make contact but just so little room back there. I think on my previous HL-Flux it would have fit just fine and was surprised when I spotted that lack of space at this junction. I normally run 2.25" Schwalbe Racing Ralph's or Nobby Nic's on the rear with no trouble on the HL-Flux; but this DW-Flux doesn't appear to have the same space. I will see about slapping on a 2.2" RR ; but all I have is a small stockpile of UST tires (converting to TLR went along with this change in bike)
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