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    I think my tire is too big

    How much clearance do I need between my tire and fork. I just went tubelessand put a Hans demph 2.3 on the front I allways used a 2.3 before but this tire is big. It doesn't rub UT just seems to big probably about 3/8 clearance. I really wanna run this tire I have rode on it it seems ok am I going to be ok.

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    I run 2.3 Muddy mary and on my RS revelation its probably something similar clearance wise and is fine.

    Shwalbe tend to be nearer their stated size, Maxxis tend to be smaller in my experience.
    What exactly is a rigid hard tail?

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    I had a Wtb weirwolf 2.3 on it and it's alot smaller. By the way the fork is a reba race.

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    Let all the air out of your fork and bottom it out all the way. If the tire doesn't hit the crown you're good to go. It's not going to be fun if you ride it through mud but other than that you shouldn't have any issues.

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    I got a built in mud scraper. I don't ride in mud it's damaging to the trails and against the rules at most trails anyway so I should be ok

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    I think my tire is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by rickymitcham View Post
    How much clearance do I need between my tire and fork. I just went tubelessand put a Hans demph 2.3 on the front I allways used a 2.3 before but this tire is big. It doesn't rub UT just seems to big probably about 3/8 clearance. I really wanna run this tire I have rode on it it seems ok am I going to be ok.
    3/8 clearance? Inch or mm? 3/8" is lots of room.
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    Sorry probably a little less than 3/8 inch maybe 1/4 inch

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    I think my tire is too big

    Quote Originally Posted by rickymitcham View Post
    Sorry probably a little less than 3/8 inch maybe 1/4 inch
    Gotta love these clearance estimates :bluenod:
    1/4" is still plenty of room.
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    Yah Wtb's 2.3 and schwalbe's 2.3 is way different

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