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    Considering new fork, stay 29 or go 27.5+

    Hello everyone, newb here!

    I have a 2016 Jamis Dakota Sport that is still all factory spec with 29x2.1 Peyotes front and back on WTB 19 width wheels. Front fork is a 100mm travel Rockshox XC30 coil with 9mm QR.

    I came across a heck of a deal for a Rockshox Recon Silver air fork but its a Boost 110 w/ 120mm travel with a 15x110 maxle thru axle setup.

    So naturally I am going to need a new front wheel. Since the fork is boost I was considering going with a 27.5 boost wheel and running a plus sized front like a 27.5 x 2.8. What is everyones thoughts on this? I knwo that the 29 in back is still slightly taller but I think the extra 20mm of fork travel should even things out?

    Any advice on what I should do?Hello everyone, newb here!

    I have a 2016 Jamis Dakota Sport that is still all factory spec with 29x2.1 Peyotes front and back on WTB 19 width wheels. Front fork is a 100mm travel Rockshox XC30 coil with 9mm QR.

    I came across a heck of a deal for a Rockshox Recon Silver air fork but its a Boost 110 w/ 120mm travel with a 15x110 maxle thru axle setup.

    So naturally I am going to need a new front wheel. Since the fork is boost I was considering going with a 27.5 boost wheel and running a plus sized front like a 27.5 x 2.8. What is everyones thoughts on this? I knwo that the 29 in back is still slightly taller but I think the extra 20mm of fork travel should even things out?

    Any advice on what I should do?


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    You can run a 29 wheel with up to a 2.6 tire on a 40mm inner rim in Boost or your existing wheel with adapters.
    https://www.ebay.com/i/282615562066?chn=ps

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    You should link the specs to your bike and the fork for better answers. Your post doesn't specify whether the fork is made for 650b or 29.

    I think going 27.5x 2.8 with a 29x2.1 rear sounds weird.

    I think you'd be better off sticking a 29x2.25 rear tire and getting a 29x2.4 front for your new fork.

    Have you ridden 27.5+ before, and liked it?

    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk

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