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    Chunk 27.5x3.0

    Has anyone tried the Terrene Chunk 27.5x3.0? Any pics? What air pressures do you run? How do you like em? Tough or light?

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    Chunk 27.5x3.0-00eab4a2-223f-4cc6-ba5e-b45c99863df9.jpg

    Ive been running Tough casings front and rear since August or so. Ive varied the psi from 15-18 and recently rode about 20/21 in some rocky/roots conditions. I think these are great in shoulder season type conditions.

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    I briefly had a Chunk Tough, honestly it was to heavy and thick for my use, very difficult to get up tubeless, so I pretty much gave it away, the light casing is plenty tough.
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    I ordered two lights. I like a real knobby tire for summer. Im thinking this is my only option, since they don't make a Minion in a 27.5x3.0. I tried the nobby nic but it didn't last at all. It started leaking out the sidewalls and the knobs wore down super fast.

    Any pics of the tread?

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    I bought a set of the new Hand Dampf 2.8, its a super burly tire, very supple, excellent at low pressure, true 2.8.

    Also take a look at the Kenebeck, burly front tire, mire tire than a Minion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    I bought a set of the new Hand Dampf 2.8, its a super burly tire, very supple, excellent at low pressure, true 2.8.

    Also take a look at the Kenebeck, burly front tire, mire tire than a Minion.
    I don't want a 2.8. I want a 3.0.

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    Split hairs much?

    Id be surprised if the 27.5 x 3 Chunk actually measured 3 wide, whereas the HD 2.8 is fat 2.8.

    Maybe youll like the Chunk...

    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I don't want a 2.8. I want a 3.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Split hairs much?

    Id be surprised if the 27.5 x 3 Chunk actually measured 3 wide, whereas the HD 2.8 is fat 2.8.

    Maybe youll like the Chunk...
    I have 3 wheelsets; 2.5 minions and 4.0 van helgas. I want something in between. Plus, I keep hitting my pedals a lot. A 3.0 will give me a little more ground clearance. Also, I am not of a fan of Schwalbe. Ive had Nobby Nics and Muddy Marys. I ripped knobs off after only a few rides. They all leaked Stans out the sidewalls and they never lasted.

    I have HR2s, Nobby Nics and soon Chunks. Ill take comparison pics soon.

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    What are you riding these days?

    Pedal strikes? Get shorter cranks, seriously, I run 165's on all my bikes, it makes a big difference in pedal strike and does not change performance.

    I'm a big Terravail and Terrene fan, run a Kennebeck and a McFly on my 29er. The McFly has taken a beating, currentyly in retirement. The Kennebeck is a Minion killer

    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    I have 3 wheelsets; 2.5 minions and 4.0 van helgas. I want something in between. Plus, I keep hitting my pedals a lot. A 3.0 will give me a little more ground clearance. Also, I am not of a fan of Schwalbe. Ive had Nobby Nics and Muddy Marys. I ripped knobs off after only a few rides. They all leaked Stans out the sidewalls and they never lasted.

    I have HR2s, Nobby Nics and soon Chunks. Ill take comparison pics soon.
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    Mutz still with 27.5x3.0 Maxxis HR2, 26x4.0 Van Helga, or 29x2.5/2,3 DHF.

    170mm cranks, 140mm Mastodon.
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    Really? So how about bumping that fork to 150mm? Better yet, the EXT at max travel would give you a virtual 160mm.

    I relaly liked the Mutz with 27.5 x 3, but it was even more fun as a 29 x 3/27.5 x 3, mixxer!

    I'd still go with shorter cranks

    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Mutz still with 27.5x3.0 Maxxis HR2, 26x4.0 Van Helga, or 29x2.5/2,3 DHF.

    170mm cranks, 140mm Mastodon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Really? So how about bumping that fork to 150mm? Better yet, the EXT at max travel would give you a virtual 160mm.

    I relaly liked the Mutz with 27.5 x 3, but it was even more fun as a 29 x 3/27.5 x 3, mixxer!

    I'd still go with shorter cranks
    Im not going to buy an EXT. I like the geo the way it is.

    10mm isnt going to get me much more BB clearance. Ive moved all the spacers already and its only 140. How do I get 150 other than buying the 150mm OEM fork? I know everyone says you can convert it to 150 by moving the spcers but the manatou website says it only gets you 140 and the only way to get 150 is to buy the OEM 150 PRO.

    This was taken today.
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    Ugh, waaay too early for that stuff!

    Im two states further south now, the only time I see snow is first thing in the morning before it melts off

    I thought the Mastodon std could go 150mm with nothing special? Hmm, my memory is failing me.
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    My 3.0 Chunk Tough is similar in height to 2.8 Magic Mary Soft. The rubber in Chunk is quite hard in the center section hence not the best with wet roots and rocks where tread pattern does not matter. Otherwise a great tyre and true 3.0 width in the nobs. But I'm liking the MM even more. Soft at front, speedgrip at the back. I was thinking about the Hans Damph for the rear but 2.8 was not yet available when I needed a new tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hece View Post
    My 3.0 Chunk Tough is similar in height to 2.8 Magic Mary Soft. The rubber in Chunk is quite hard in the center section hence not the best with wet roots and rocks where tread pattern does not matter. Otherwise a great tyre and true 3.0 width in the nobs. But I'm liking the MM even more. Soft at front, speedgrip at the back. I was thinking about the Hans Damph for the rear but 2.8 was not yet available when I needed a new tyre.
    Can you take a pic of the height and width difference? I know sizes vary a lot from different brands.

    The HR2 3.0 is a lot taller than the Nobby 3.0 and only slightly wider.
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    I don't have pics with Chunk and MM side-by-side and my Chunk is not mounted anymore. But like said, they are very similar in height. Chunk is about 78/72 mm in tread/casing and MM is about 70/70 mm. These with i40 rim. Here is photo of Suomi Tyres Fat Freddie 3.0 (i45 rim) vs. Magic Mary 2.8 Soft (i40) side-by-side:
    Chunk 27.5x3.0-img_20181027_161648.jpg

    Fat Freddie is probably the highest 27.5x3.0 tyre out there. It's about 1cm higher in radius than Chunk or MM. Or the same height as my 29x2.25 Ice Spiker. Freddie is 74/77 mm wide in tread/casing with that i45 rim.

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    I got my Chunks today. I'm liking the tread pattern. Ill mount them up and see how they compare to the Highroller 2.

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