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    Phantom with 27.5+ Tires?

    Hey Guys,

    Anyone tried to put some 27.5+ tires in their Phantom? If so, please share!!!

    Thanks!
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    Send me yours and I'll gladly give it a go and report back, other than that, right now they're a pipe dream since none seem to be available and WTB just pushed back delivery on the 2nd batch of TB tyres If you want to know if they'll fit, then the answer quite simply is yes, no problem, 29+ tyres fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Send me yours and I'll gladly give it a go and report back, other than that, right now they're a pipe dream since none seem to be available and WTB just pushed back delivery on the 2nd batch of TB tyres If you want to know if they'll fit, then the answer quite simply is yes, no problem, 29+ tyres fit.
    Haha I don't have one my friend. I am trying to gather data for the good of the mtb world
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    Meant your 650B+ wheelset with tyres

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    Haha I don't have one my friend. I am trying to gather data for the good of the mtb world
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    Quite same thread here

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    See the thread linked above. I have run 29+ with my Phantom, although I had to use the longer 650b dropouts to make it work.

    I suspect 27.5+ would work with normal dropouts as long as the tire width is 3" or less. I don't think you could fit a tire much larger than 3" wide in the chainstays. My Knard on a 35mm derby rim was very close.

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    anybody actually try a true 27.5 not 27.5+ yet on the phantom?

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    Haven't done it with the Phantom, but did recently give it a go with a Medium Paradox to create more of a SM/M size for flatter trails where BB height wouldn't matter and it really dropped it down, definitely would not do it with the Phantom, BB would be below 13" without SAG in the high setting. Have run 650B+ 2.8" NN on the Phantom on WTB i35 rims and it did not have the same effect/fun as it did running them on my Paradox.

    Curious why you're interested in this? If it's to make it more "flickable" you're wasting your time, already is plenty nimble and easy to move about, if you want a super low BB for very smooth trails, then could work.

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    anybody actually try a true 27.5 not 27.5+ yet on the phantom?
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    Phantom M
    Dropout's in slack position
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    1.5' CC angleset headset
    American Classic Smokin' gun 27.5" wheelset (40 inside)
    Maxxis Ikon 2.8 front and rear
    A lot of fun, more playful then 29"

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    Quote Originally Posted by esku View Post
    Phantom M
    Dropout's in slack position
    140 revelation
    1.5' CC angleset headset
    American Classic Smokin' gun 27.5" wheelset (40 inside)
    Maxxis Ikon 2.8 front and rear
    A lot of fun, more playful then 29"
    let see some pics ya !

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    Will do some pic's soon

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    Hum Really wondering if the Rekons are that much better than the Nobby Nic Pacestar I have, because when I tried my Pro2/Asym i35/2.8" NN B+ wheels I built for my Paradox in the Phantom I did not like it as much as running my regular i29/2.3" setup, did not inspire as much confidence, didn't quite feel as lively or maybe I wasn't willing to push it because it didn't feel as secure.

    Quote Originally Posted by esku View Post
    Phantom M
    Dropout's in slack position
    140 revelation
    1.5' CC angleset headset
    American Classic Smokin' gun 27.5" wheelset (40 inside)
    Maxxis Ikon 2.8 front and rear
    A lot of fun, more playful then 29"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Hum Really wondering if the Rekons are that much better than the Nobby Nic Pacestar I have, because when I tried my Pro2/Asym i35/2.8" NN B+ wheels I built for my Paradox in the Phantom I did not like it as much as running my regular i29/2.3" setup, did not inspire as much confidence, didn't quite feel as lively or maybe I wasn't willing to push it because it didn't feel as secure.
    There is some difference between FUN/PLAYFUL to confidence
    With 29" I ride faster but with 27+ I become a switchback lover and a kicker looker
    Today for example I been at an aggressive desert route and I used the 29" I wouldn't take the 27+ to a long ride, a fast ride, DH and desert

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    My Phantom has been through a couple iterations so far. I've been posting to the + bike forum, but figured I'd add it here since Dusty asked...

    The first had Dirt Wizards, which looked and rode great, but rubbed.
    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Cross posted from the +bike forum...

    First ride on my Banshee Phantom 27.5+, which inherited the fork and wheelset from my Bantam. A little bit more clearance than the Bantam, plus a much better pedaling platform to put the power down with. Surly Dirt Wizard 27.5x3.0 on Spank OozyTrail395+ rims.



    Updated with Maxxis Rekons, and eventually a DHF in the front...
    Quote Originally Posted by carbine_275 View Post
    Nice ride VTT!
    I just remixed my Phantom a bit with new treads - now wearing Maxxis Rekon+ front and rear on Spank Oozy Trail 395+ w/I9 hubs that I laced up myself. SRAM 11x1 drivetrain. & RSC brakes, Chromag bars & stem, and MRP Stage 29 @ 130mm. Dropouts currently set in the high position due to the 27.5+ tire setup.

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