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    New question here. What do you consider the minimal tire clearance needed is?

    For the fork and the frame.
    I was considering putting a 2.6 in front but my Continental 2.2 rear tire is not straight anymore and i read that Maxxis and other manufacturers also have that problem. So my XC bike has a Rockshock SID 100 mm fork that is about 3 years old. I bought that bike used 18 months ago. The rims are narrow, the tire was a 2.4 with lots of room. Putting a 2.6 that fits kind of just enough does not seems like a good idea if my tire loose it s original form like many do. I am just a recreational rider and just enjoy pedaling. I try to avoid problems and wasting $.
    Thanks for your input.
    PS. I know i would need a wider rim.

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    Mud or dry?
    I'm not sure a 2.6 on a narrow rim gets you much.
    Tires are generally "straight" unless the bead fails to seat at some point.

    Dry conditions here. I have 1/4" clearance on frame with 2.6 but I wouldn't do it if there were less clearance. I'd go about 1/2" if mud is commonly encountered. I have more room on the fork, but would apply the same rule.

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    Fox recommends 6mm clearance.

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    0.23622" for the metric impaired!

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