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    My dream bike, does it exist?

    27.5 x 2.6 tires
    29mm IW rim (thru or qr)
    Rigid
    7-9 speed with no FD
    Carbon fork?

    I'm assuming that a 29er or a plus frame with this tire would have too low of a bb. Obviously i will have to build such a bike, but are there any frames out there with the above requirements?

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    Cotic? I have no experience with them. They offer a few different models that might work for you.

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    Orange P7 (and a few of their other models) is listed as having enough clearance for a 2.4 tire. They have distribution in the states now. You might have to use a "plus" bike frame to be able to fit the 2.6 you want. Ive never seen a bike come with 2.6, but then again, i live undr a rock.
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    Babah Bikes, affordable custom frames.

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    Surly Instigator

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    Yes indeed. There are two. The Turner Flux and the Turner RFX
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    Chromag Samurai works if you're willing to run a 2.5. A Titus Fireline Evo has clearance for up to a 27.5x3.0 as well.

    Edit: Also forgot about Chromag's Rootdown and the Surface. They may be too trail oriented for your liking though.
    Last edited by Honda Guy; 02-28-2017 at 02:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsuma View Post
    Surly Instigator
    Instigator is a great frame. The frame will fit the width of 27.5 x 2.6 based on the Schwalbe and Maxxis ETRTO widths of 65 and 66mm as examples. The geometry is based around 26 x 2.75 wheels with an overall wheel diameter of 700mm. The geo is effectively the same with 27.5 x 2.35/2.4 (60 mm ETRTO). The BBH is just under 12 1/2". I'm not sure how if at all the 27.5 x 2.6 tires would affect BBH, reach stack, HA and SA. The particular tire profile will matter. The fork AC will also factor in. I'm guessing the extra wheel height will minimally affect the geo, but I haven't tried it. If you consider the Instigator check in the Surly forum. There's a massive thread where people report experience with all kinds of set-ups and combos. http://forums.mtbr.com/surly/2014-su...or-862650.html. A 27.5+ or 29 with 27.5 x 2.6 will likely have a BBH that's too low, unless you're into that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebiker View Post
    Yes indeed. There are two. The Turner Flux and the Turner RFX
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    Clearly missing the part where OP said "rigid" and carbon fork... otherwise, yeah, nice bikes.
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    Yes! Kona Unit. Steel frame, can take any tire up to 3.0, and has a multi-speed dropout option. Pick up the frame for $525 and add your carbon fork and 7/8/9/10/11 whatever speed parts.

    Bonus: rear rub is a standard 135 x 10
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    Kona Unit is a 29er frame. BB height will be too low w/27.5x2.6 tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsuma View Post
    Kona Unit is a 29er frame. BB height will be too low w/27.5x2.6 tires
    Comes stock with 27.5 x 2.8 tires and yes, it is capable of running 29. BB height is identical to their 29er hardtails and just a few mm lower than the Explosif - which will drop while riding due to the front suspension.

    Seriously? How much taller is a 2.8 vs a 2.6 tire?
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