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    Half-plus setup

    Iím running a 2.8 ranger up front but it rubbed on hard corners in the rear. Switched to a 2.35 Kenda kadre I took off another bike and on the 30mm internal rims itís tough to tell a difference between the ranger. Id guess 3/8Ē narrower and stands at 27Ē, the ranger at 27.5Ē. When the kenda wears out I wanna try a 2.4Ē Nobby Nic since I hear itís pretty big for a non-plus tire. Anybody else running half plus? So far I love it

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    My bike is set up with a 2.8 ranger up front and a 2.25 nobby nic out back. I'll probably be going for the 2.35 ikon next for more volume and less tread to balance them out a bit more. Also running a 35mm rim up front and an old mavic 517 (18mm internal width), so I'll probably be switching the 517 out with a velocity cliffhanger or rhyno lite(rim brake only).

    One question, if you were to carry a spare tube, what size would you bring with you? I have yet to flat my front (tubeless) but flatted the rear and luckily had the accordingly sized tube on me. Could you carry a 650b tube just to make it home?

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    Havenít figured it out yet. In guessing a high volume 26Ē tube should get me home, but I did use a decent amt of Stanís in each rim. Iím gonna go get one with a presta this week, all my other tubes were schrader. Did you not like the Nobby Nic?

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    Half-plus setup-a0612b91-3dfa-4854-ae36-01b9fa2b7dbe.jpgHalf-plus setup-4764fd4a-69f0-41ac-b63d-cc9d7add15e7.jpg

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    I like the nobby nic. It rolls fairly quickly for the amount of traction it has. I think my main problem is that it feels squirmy through turns on my super narrow rim.

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    Half-plus setup-20180718_164427.jpg
    Riding rigid, I definitely appreciate the extra volume up front as well as the maneuverability of 26. I do wish I had more volume out back though.
    My set up is quite different from yours as you can see. I am thinking about getting the ikon after my NN gives out for a more diverse set up, rather than trail focused.

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    Trying to decide if you mean half-plus as in, halfway to a plus tire, or half of the bike has a plus tire?

    I have 2.5" Maxxis Mobsters (yes they're old) on 22mm rims. I love the grip, and I'm still trying to decide what to replace them with. I haven't decided if I want to bump down to 2.35 or 2.4 with a faster rolling tire, or if I just want to stay with a stickier 2.5

    FWIW, Maxxis put out a little chart for their Wide Trail (WT) tires to see the point of using them, and as an example they showed a 2.35 on a 30mm wide rim and it squared the profile off too much, so your transitions in corner to the side knobs was kind of abrupt. Food for thought.

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    I have a plus tire up front and regular tire rear. I switched the Kenda for a 2.5 minion dhf and so far I like it. Itís tough and not too slow. On my 30mm rims it does NOT square off the profile.

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    I run a 2.8 Magic Mary up front and a 2.5 WTB Breakout on the rear and it's a very good combo. The 2.5 Breakout is the biggest 2.5 on the market.

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    I only see that Breakout in 27.5 and 29 though

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    Half+ Motolite

    I'm rolling with a 26+ tire on the front of my Motolite. This pic shows a Vee T-fatty 3.0 up front, on an i39 rim (measures much closer to a 2.8 though), and a Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 out back on an i26 rim (tire width measures true). It's such a great combo that I never run a "normal" width tire up front anymore. I'm currently riding on a Maxxis DHF 2.8 up front and it claws over rocks and roots better than the T-fatty, but rolls a bit slower on the flats.
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    Howís the clearance with Maxxis 2.8 DHF on that FOX 32? Got more pictures to share?

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    The clearance is greater/better for the Maxxis DHF 2.8 in my Fox 32 fork than it is for the Vee T-Fatty 3.0 that's shown in the picture. Btw, the fork in the pic has 2013 lowers on it, which Fox made that year with an arch that limited the size of the tire that could fit, back when peeps were stuffing 650b tires in 26er forks before 650b took over; the original 2009 lowers for the fork in that pic have much more clearance at the arch, but the 2013 lowers have plenty of room for the DHF 2.8 tire. I don't currently have pics with the DHF 2.8 mounted in that fork, sorry.

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    Thank you. I have a 2016 FOX 32 Talas 110-140 and currently running 2.3 Butcher on 26mm Arch MK3 rims/wheels. I'm thinking of putting a 32mm (Sentry) rims or 35mm (Baron) rims with 2.8 DHF but scared to buy the wheels + tires and find out it wont work (rub while cornering?) on the fork. The rear I'd probably keep it Arch for now.

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