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  1. #1
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    Help with conversion to mullet setup

    I have a Santa Cruz N4 2019 model with a Fox Factory 36 fork (27.5) . I am trying to setup mullet without changing the fork. I try with a 29inch wheel with 2.3 Maxxi DHF tyre. Itís just touch the fork crown bridge.

    I hope to stick with 2.3 tyre. Can anyone suggest which model tyre have minimum tyre height? Cause I believe with 2.1 tyre will sure clear.
    Try hard to search online, nothing came out.

    Hope some1 can share some lights here.
    Thank you

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    If it touches while just spinning the wheel, it will really touch on a hard compression, when the tire deforms. A wider rim could square off the tire profile more, but you're going to be hard pressed to find a low enough profile 2.3 that will clear on compression as is.

    I used to run a 27.5 wheel/2.3 tire on my 26" fork. It would clear with 3-4mm of space just sitting there, but would braaap on a hard compression. I'd bet your set up would catch pretty hard, if it already touches.

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    Cheers mate. Never thought about that.
    Guess the only solution is to get a 27.5+/29 fork.
    Thank you

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