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    2.6 Tire Compatible Frame List

    Just broke a new 2017 rig and now shopping for new frame. I want something that will fit the new round of 2.6 tires. I searched but could not find a list of frames. I prefer aluminum frames for cost but will be considering everything...

    My very weak list is:

    Ibis Ripley LS
    GG Trail Pistol

    Both of which state they will not take the new REKON....So. a bit of a short list for a supposed size that is going to be in the market...

    Any ideas?

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    Stache will take that size. In the Plus forum a list of 29+ frames will work.

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    I mounted a DHF 2.6 on my Knolly with room to spare.
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    Guerrilla Gravity Smash and Trail Pistol

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    Niner claims the RKT will take a 2.6

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    I can't see why a current Fuel EX or Hightower would not handle them. I have the new larger Bontrager 29rs with room to spare. A friend with Hightower has plus tires and it's clear he could have larger diameter tires.

    We're both loving the bikes. You cannot think of the current Fuel EX as like same name bike from generations past.

    Another friend recently got the Trail Pistol mentioned but I haven't heard a report from him yet.
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    RKT or Jet and Rip?

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    Fuel EX will.

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    2nd this ^ plus the Slash 29 easily fits a 2.6

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    Where did you get a 29" x 2.6" DHF, I can't find them on a couple of google searches and I dont even see them listed on the Maxxis website?

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    Was told by GG that the Pedalhead in the 29er mode will take a 2.6

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    What 2.6 tire is being used as the measuring stick? Usually they're all a little different in width and height.

    Also test full compression and see if it hits the seat tube.

    When we say 'compatible', how many mm of space is good? Depends on the amount of mud riding involved right?
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    Niner says RIP 9 will take a 29 x 2.6 tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker411 View Post
    Where did you get a 29" x 2.6" DHF, I can't find them on a couple of google searches and I dont even see them listed on the Maxxis website?
    Agreed. Where are all these 29 x 2.6 tires. I'd like to try one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gravity View Post
    Agreed. Where are all these 29 x 2.6 tires. I'd like to try one
    ^this

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    Banshee Phantom/Prime will take Schwalbe 2.6 NNs on i35 rims

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    Stopb......could those 2.6 tires and i35 rims fit your EPO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Stopb......could those 2.6 tires and i35 rims fit your EPO?
    Affirmative, The EPO will clear that combo.

    Clearance is too tight for the mud we get here, thinking the Maxxis Rekon 29x2.6 w/ its smaller knobs will fit the bill.

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    I'm hoping my Tallboy LTc will take the NN 2.6s on Arch Mk3 rims. There's currently plenty of room for a NN 2.35 on the back, and I've got a pair of 2.6s coming.

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    Lbs told me the 2018 fuel ex 8 would do 2.6 max.

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    Pivot Switchblade fits.

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    I rode 29x2.6 for the first time last weekend... hooked. Will be following this thread.

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    Salsa Pony Rustler / Horsetheif fits.... with the caveat that I had to shave 2mm from the rear NN to get clearance for all the little gravel rocks around here. If you didn't have that to deal with then it just fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telejefe View Post
    Just broke a new 2017 rig and now shopping for new frame. I want something that will fit the new round of 2.6 tires. I searched but could not find a list of frames. I prefer aluminum frames for cost but will be considering everything...

    My very weak list is:

    Ibis Ripley LS
    GG Trail Pistol

    Both of which state they will not take the new REKON....So. a bit of a short list for a supposed size that is going to be in the market...

    Any ideas?
    Hi Mr. telejefe,

    I've been running the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6" tire mounted on a Derby Carbon 29mm ID 29" rim on the back of my Lenz Lunchbox for the last few weeks. While the clearance is minimal and I would never trust it for muddy conditions it's been fine so far. That said a stick or large pebble could prove.....inconvenient!

    Good luck with your search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0gravity View Post
    Niner says RIP 9 will take a 29 x 2.6 tire
    I currently have the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6 Addix/APex on my 2017 RIP9 RDO on Stans Flow Mk3 rims, fork is the Lyrik 170mm, no problems. Original wheelset was Stan's Baron S1 27.5.

    At ~25 psi the tires measure out to about 65mm at widest point (knobs), nice rounded profile with a very slight amount of knobs being wider than the sidewall. Have more frame clearance than fork clearance, I think. Hard to say since I have a mud guard on the fork.

    I have somewhere between 100 to 200 miles on them of US / PA riding (some buff trails, some rocky stuff), works well so far.

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    I have a Turner Sultan XL. I just put on Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6 last night on Sun Ringle Droc 35 wheelset.

    I pumped up both tires to almost max ~40 psi to stretch them out. The rear wheel rubs the frame at max pressure, I have to go down to about 25 psi to get enough clearance to ride. I took a test ride with the lowered tire pressure and did not have any issues. I live in CA in the Bay Area with a lot of hard pack and loose over hard pack so I am not concerned with a ton of clearance. At the same time I didnt but a 2.6 tire to run it at max pressure anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bde1024 View Post
    I'm hoping my Tallboy LTc will take the NN 2.6s on Arch Mk3 rims. There's currently plenty of room for a NN 2.35 on the back, and I've got a pair of 2.6s coming.
    Turns out they fit with ease, including the fork with a Fox 36 and mud guard.

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    My year 2017 RIP 9 RDO easily fits the Schwable Nobby Nic addix 2.9 x 2.6.

    These are great tires, I'm hooked on this set-up. Big, fat, wide, but not too heavy.

    BTW, I found the best price for the tires from Germany's Bike24.com. You have to wait 2-3 weeks for shipping but I got them at $55/tire all costs included. I hope the new Addix compound holds up longer than the old compound did. It's supposed to but we'll see.

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    Devinci Django easily takes 2.6

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    So after stretching out the Maxxis Rekon 29 x 2.6 overnight the tire is too large in diameter and rubbing in spots(since tire seating is not perfectly concentric) on the front of the rear triangle on the Sultan at 18-20 psi. I measured the diameter of the Rekon at ~758 mm. Does anyone know if the Nobby Nic 2.6 is slightly smaller?
    Last edited by Raiderfib; 02-01-2018 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Added info

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    The upcoming Knolly Fugitive will fit a 2.6
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    Quote Originally Posted by juan_speeder View Post
    The upcoming Knolly Fugitive will fit a 2.6
    This^ Sounds like it's going to be a very nice bike.

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    Anyone tried the Norco Optic and Sight with 29 x 2.6 tires?

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    The 2017 and 2018 Specialized Enduros will easially fit 29 X 2.6.
    All years of the Farley EX Fat bike will fit 29 X 2.6 tires, though you'll have to buy a 29r wheelset.

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    The Pivot 429 Trail fits a 29 x 2.6 Nobby Nic in the front. Not sure about the back as I have a 2.4 there right now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Banshee Phantom/Prime will take Schwalbe 2.6 NNs on i35 rims
    The Prime will fit a 29 x 2.8 with the long dropouts.

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    2016 Fezzari Abajo Peak fit the Rekons fine
    Last edited by rjcobra; 03-10-2018 at 04:01 PM.

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    2017 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29/6Fattie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyjhsu View Post
    The 2017 and 2018 Specialized Enduros will easially fit 29 X 2.6.
    Just put a 2.6 Butcher on the front of my '17 Enduro, ton of space to spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Anyone tried the Norco Optic and Sight with 29 x 2.6 tires?
    29 x 2.6 fit with 6mm clearance all around on my 2018 Sight. This was on a 27 mm internal rim. I did flip the most forward brake hose clamp on the non-drive chain stay so it was positioned outward for extra clearance in mud. Not sure on the optic.

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    What year Sultan do you have? I put one on a 2011 and there is enough room. I let it sit at 40 psi and rode at 15-17 psi without issues. Do you have an older non DW Link frame?

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    Salsa Timberjack Ti 29 2.6 or 27.5 3.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Salsa Timberjack Ti 29 2.6 or 27.5 3.0
    Why Cycles Wayward 29 3.8
    The Timberjack aluminum as well...

    If anyone knows of any other hardtail frames, i'd like to know. Much appreciated.

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    Banshee Paradox v2 will fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Pivot Switchblade fits.
    Can you expand on this a bit? How's the clearance? What rim width? Photos would be great if you're currently running this combo. Tempted to try this on my Switchblade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InertiaMan View Post
    Can you expand on this a bit? How's the clearance? What rim width? Photos would be great if you're currently running this combo. Tempted to try this on my Switchblade.
    Im pretty sure its all in the Switchblade thread but basically I ran the 2.6 Maxxis Rekons on my blade for a few rides. There was plenty of room as long as you dont intend on riding in thick mud.















    However, Rekons are definitely not comparable to 2.5WT DHFs and 2.4WT DHRs. They feel draggy and certainly dont have anywhere near the same levels of capabilities that really shine on a bike like the Switchblade so Ive taken mine off now.

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    The final generation Santa Cruz Superlight fits Nobby Nic 29 x 2.6 tires on an i35 rim. It's fine on the sides, but super tight at the seat tube. I will be grinding off the derailleur cable stops to give myself a more peace of mind.

    Pictures attached, but the depth is off a bit for some. There is 5.5mm clearance at the seat stay and 10.6mm of clearance at the chain stay.
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    Oh, and I should have mentioned in the above post that I previously ran the 2.6 NNs in this frame on i24 wheels and had more than enough clearance at the seat post. No issues with the tires on that rim at about 20psi, either.

    And now a little bit of thread-jacking! What forks have people had success with? My Rebas in 100mm and 120mm travel both fit 29 x 2.6 NNs on both i35 and i24 rims. Any suggestions on forks with 34mm stanchions and 140mm of travel? I got an email earlier today saying that the X-Fusion trace only fits up to 2.4 tires, but am hoping that's a conservative number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porkchop_Power View Post
    What year Sultan do you have? I put one on a 2011 and there is enough room. I let it sit at 40 psi and rode at 15-17 psi without issues. Do you have an older non DW Link frame?
    Wow, its been months but I just saw your question. I have a 2014 ver 2.2 Sultan. It is a DW Link frame. I was running the tire on an internal width 30mm rim that may be the issue more than anything. If the rim were narrower it might have had the clearance.!I ended up switching to a Maxxis Aggresor 29 x 2.5wt on the rear and love it. I stayed with the Rekon 29 x 2.6 on the front and love it also.

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    Why Cycles S7 fits, if you bump the sliders back 7mm-14mm, depending on tire.

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    Santa Cruz Chameleon 29er will take up to a 3.0 tire. Im currently looking at replacing the 2.3 and 2.25 stock tires with 26s. Not sure yet which ones though. I took a hard spill last week on my new Chameleon and lost some confidence in the stock CC tires. I want to go bigger...

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    oem Chameleon is 25mm inner rims. 40-45mm for 3.0 to get the performance out of them.

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    2.6 Rekons work on my Spot Mayhem. Not lots of clearance but enough as long as its not mud.

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