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    WTB TimberWolf 2.5 fit onto a Marz. MX COMP?

    Looking for a large front winter tire. Timberwolf looks good.

    I was wondering if it would fit on a Marzochi MX comp fork?

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    It might fit but you would not have much mud clearance. Look at the 2.3 version, The Kenda Knarly 2.1, or Schwalbe Black Shark Mud 2.25.
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    I dont see why it wouldnt..

    Quote Originally Posted by BudhaGoodha
    Looking for a large front winter tire. Timberwolf looks good.

    I was wondering if it would fit on a Marzochi MX comp fork?
    they run small. My 2.5 weirwolf measures out to around 2.3 whereas my 2.35 BG is bigger than the 2.5 weirwolf. Check shiggys site for the specs or your fork manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    they run small. My 2.5 weirwolf measures out to around 2.3 whereas my 2.35 BG is bigger than the 2.5 weirwolf. Check shiggys site for the specs or your fork manual.
    I measured the tread of the T-wolf 2.5 at over 2.6". The casing is a tad wider, too. No taller than other WTB 2.4-2.5 tires.
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    I'm not too concerned about mud clearance, since most of what I ride is wet single track w/ roots and wet rocks. It's just that I can't find any bike shop around here that has the 2.5 Timberwolf.

    BTW, I'm currently running a 2.25 Geax Blade up front on Rhino Lite rims. The Geax is a huge tire and it fits just fine. Is the Timberwolf going to be much larger? Is it as tall as the Geax blade?

    BTW, Shiggy, what's your opinion on the 2.5 Timberwolf? I'm riding in Washington, is it a proper tire for here? I'm also looking into the Nokian Gozalloddi Jr. 2.6. Didn't they just come out with a 2.35 Timberwolf>?


    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BudhaGoodha
    I'm not too concerned about mud clearance, since most of what I ride is wet single track w/ roots and wet rocks. It's just that I can't find any bike shop around here that has the 2.5 Timberwolf.

    BTW, I'm currently running a 2.25 Geax Blade up front on Rhino Lite rims. The Geax is a huge tire and it fits just fine. Is the Timberwolf going to be much larger? Is it as tall as the Geax blade?

    BTW, Shiggy, what's your opinion on the 2.5 Timberwolf? I'm riding in Washington, is it a proper tire for here? I'm also looking into the Nokian Gazzaloddi Jr. 2.6. Didn't they just come out with a 2.35 Timberwolf>?


    thanks!
    The T-wolf and Blade should be about the same height but the 'Wolf is much wider. The MX fork arch is fairly narrow compared to the older XFly I run. The T-wolf is wider than the Gazzi 2.6 and did not get an MX fork because the Gazzi was too tight a fit for me.

    I have not ridden the WTB yet.
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    I put on a WTB Timberwolf 2.5 just now...


    No worries

    The thing fits great! There's about 1/3 of an inch clearance at the top and about 1/4 inch on the sides

    The moron at the bike shop argued with me for 20 minutes, saying there's no way in hell it will fit. Not only did it fit well and with plenty of spare room, it also fit with more room than the bikes they were selling that came with it stock on Bomber Drop-Offs. The drop offs had about 1-2mm of top clearance. I can't wait to go back and show him how wrong he was!

    Thanks for the help shiggy!

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    Man, sometimes you come just to surf, and then sometimes mtbr is really useful (!gasp).

    I was about to ask if a 2.4 Motovader could fit on a MX-Comp ... but I trust Shiggy's site, and if your TWolf fit, then no worries.

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