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    Dude tire clearance?

    So what's the biggest tire anyone has managed to fit on the Dude with the dropouts set to the FORWARD position?

    I found a photo of a 4.6" Dunderbeist. Anyone managed anything bigger?

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    If you buy a Dude with a 4.8 JJ the dropouts are set to the rear, doubt they'd do that if it could be done at the shortest setting.

    Dudes are currently on sale, the rep I emailed said all their bikes will stay on sale as long as stock lasts.

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    Yeah, that was my reasoning too. But there's always the chance (hope?) that Canyon are being excessively conservative with their factory settings.

    At the sale prices the bike is a great deal, but it would be nice to know for certain what the tire limits are before parting with any money. Scouring the internet hasn't produced much in the way of info.

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    UPDATE: I went ahead and bought a Dude 9.0 Unlimited (with the Jumbo Jim 4.8s).

    The first thing I did was to move the dropouts forward:

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    This photo was taken @15psi with an inner tube. The tire is 114mm wide and there's about 2mm of chainstay clearance.

    The wheel spins freely but I get a bit of chainstay rub if I lean hard into a turn. The rubbing disappears below ~10psi.

    I also tried a 29+ Surly Dirt Wizard (29x3.0), which had tons of clearance every which way.

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    Congrats, I'm still on the fence; but that's good to know!

    Is it close to the listed weight?

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    My scale isn't super accurate unfortunately. I measured my medium Dude with pedals and it was showing 12.2kg, which is exactly the claimed weight on the website. So either Canyon are overstating the weight or my scale is a few hundred grams off.

    In any case, I'd guess that the bike is unlikely to be much heavier than the listed weight.

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    Tried stuffing a Dillinger 5 in there today:

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    This was at about 12psi and there's loads of room. I measured 6-7mm millimeters of clearance.

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    I joined the club, there's been a Dude 9.0 SL (2015) in the factory closeout section for a while with a partial discount, today they dropped the discount even further and it cost less than the cheapest rigid dude.

    I located my visa immediately!

    I have a Vee 2XL at the post office that I'm going to try out on the rear, I'm positive it won't fit; but I'm going to try for 'science'.

    I bought the tire thinking I was getting an ICT, but with the Ç500 discount on the Dude, they come out at the same price and the Dude will have way better spec.
    Last edited by Vegard; 09-01-2016 at 11:36 AM.

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    Congrats!

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with the 2xl.

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    I got the bike today, I don't think it will fit just from looking at it and measuring with a caliper. If I get any time away from school and work I'll give it a go though.

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    Can I get a Dude in the US, frame only?

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    Someone made 2xls fit with a kowa (wren) fork and 65mm rims.

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    I've got Maxxis Minion 4.8 front and back, with the rear axle in the forward position. Clearance is acceptable - only just, but I've had no issues so far.

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    Has anyone tried 27.5x4?

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    The same guy who put xxl's on has tried the 29x3.25 Vee Bulldozers (50mm rim). I would think the 27.5x4 should fit fine depending on the rim width.Dude tire clearance?-29x325.jpg

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    Last weekend I put a new Lou (4.8) on the rear of my new Dude. I already had a Bud from my old bike and put that in the front. I had the rear dropouts in the forward position and the clearance is fine...roughly 1/4 inch. I use tubes. The way those tires fit on the DT Swiss rims makes me doubt they would easily convert to tubeless, they are super loose. The stock Schwalbes fit nicely.

    I weighed the bike before and after: 27.1 lbs before, 29.1 lbs after. I know that's a lot of additional rotating weight, but on my fat bike I prioritize traction and control over weight and efficiency because for me it is a snow only bike. Consequently I haven't had it out for anything other than a shake down ride because we don't have snow down low yet. There is some in the hills, but the local trails have still been nice to ride.

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    Do you guys that are running 4.8s have any updates? Now that this bike is available to us in the States I'm thinking about picking one up. Also any luck running the bigger tires tubeless on the stock DT rims?

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    The stock 8.0 (2019) comes only with 4.8 Jumbo Jims.Dude tire clearance?-dude8.0.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Middleton View Post
    The stock 8.0 (2019) comes only with 4.8 Jumbo Jims.Click image for larger version. 

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    I guess in a round about way that answers my question. The Dude that's speced for the U.S. market comes with 4.0 Jumbo Jim's.

    https://www.canyon.com/en-us/mtb/dude

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    Yes, same frame design since 2015 - 4.8 Maxxis , Schwalbe and others fit fine. You may have to slide the dropout on the rear to the back position. Some folks have even upgraded to plus wheelsets and tires, 29/27.5+ seem to fit fine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Surf View Post
    Also any luck running the bigger tires tubeless on the stock DT rims?
    I've been using a tubeless Dillinger 5 + Wrathchild on the stock rims. They hold air fine using FattyStrippers, but it took a bit of fiddling to seat the bead.

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