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    Prime Boost Dropouts?

    Newbury to the world of Banshee here! I’ve been offered a Prime 2016 model that currently has 142mm drop outs, however I currently ride a Stache and love 29 plus.

    I’ve heard that you can swap the dropouts on the Prime, however my question is whether you can do this for the Boost size on the 2016 model. I know you can on 2017, but is there any physical difference (apart from buying the 148 kit).

    Has anyone tried this before? Any issues?

    Thanks!

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    Direct link to Banshee's page or you could check Dirt Merchant Cycles. I'm in the opposite boat to you, thinking of getting a new Phantom, but have some nice 150x12 wheels and wishing they offered the 150 drop outs for the new models.

    https://bansheeusa.com/collections/s...t=450448949273
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    Thanks all. I got in touch with the distributer who confirmed it is possible. They wouldn’t however say how large the plus size would accommodate - is rad somewhere about 2.8 max rather than the more normal 3.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernlight View Post
    Thanks all. I got in touch with the distributer who confirmed it is possible. They wouldn’t however say how large the plus size would accommodate - is rad somewhere about 2.8 max rather than the more normal 3.0.
    I currently have a my13 Prime, and as far as I know rear tire clearance on my16 is the same.
    I do ride 142x12 dropouts (slack setting) and 2.6 tires with decent clearance in diameter (thin mud fender installed) and better on sides.
    I'd as well say that you may use 2.8 rubber, but diameter clearance will be mere hairs with 142x12 dropouts and slacker setting....better would be with dropouts in higher position.
    I would go with boost dropouts with 2.8 as they add 1,5 cm in chainstay length, and in clearance consequently.
    3.0 tyres will barely clear laterally even if you go b+.

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