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    V2 Spitfire 650 tire in 26 dropout - what clears?

    Thinking about ordering some 26" dropouts to test shorter chain stays with 27.5 tires. I've been digging through threads but haven't found any info on the tires I'd be running. Specifically I use Spesh Butcher 2.3s on 25mm internal rims (WTB I25s). Anyone have experience with those or DHF 2.3s (similar profile)?

    In general, what has worked for you and what hasn't?

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    A DHR2 on an i30 rim clears fine.

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    The tightest area is the square middle brace! A Schwalbe HansDampf 2.25, or a 2.3 Maxxis HighRoller II fits there, with a clearance of 6 - 8mm in the neutral geo-setting. Clearance changes about +/- 2 - 3mm, depending of the chip-setup.

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    DHR2 2.3 worked fine for me, you shouldn't see any problems with any 2.3 from Maxxis.

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    Butcher on Flow EX and Ground Control on 30mm id LB rim clear everything fine.

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    Thanks!

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