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    quick kona coiler question

    Just a quick question about the 2005 coiler. Whats the tire clearance? Can i run 2.5's?

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    2.5s will fit with room to spare. I ride an '04 Deelux and the rear end is the same on the '05s. I'm currently running Kenda Blue Groove 2.5 with enough room to go up to the 2.7 if I wanted.

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    I'm running 2.5 Timberwolves on my 04 model with PLENTY of room to spare, looks like the rear has room for a 3.0. The front is a tad tight though with my 04 Z1FR (slight signs of rubbing on inside of arch on opposite side from the disc). The new Zokes look like they might have a bit more clearance though.

    I've also run 2.5 Michelin DH comp with lots of room & a 2.5 Trailbear with equal success.

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    Are coilers good for north shor stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaTT_133
    Are coilers good for north shor stuff?
    Coilers are basically just Stinkys, with a slightly less burly frame, lighter, and easier to pedal. Im sure it could take alot of north shore stuff if you upgrade the fork.

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    I disagree about tire clearance. I am running a 2.5 Timberwolf in the rear and although the frame has plenty of room my chain rubs on the tire when i'm in the small chain ring. It gets very annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KONA_in_SB
    I disagree about tire clearance. I am running a 2.5 Timberwolf in the rear and although the frame has plenty of room my chain rubs on the tire when i'm in the small chain ring. It gets very annoying.
    That's more a factor of BB spindle length than tire clearance in the frame. If you have a narrow BB, say 113 or smaller, you could have potential problems. Anything wider and there should be no issues.

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    im not switching out the bottom bracket from stock, but i wanted to know if i could run 2.5 in back and 2.6 in front. I guess that means whats the max that the Zokie Drop off comp can take? Looks pretty wide to me

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    You should be OK with the 2.6 in front. You might see a little rubbing on the inside of the fork arch like Stinky Wiz posted above. I run a 2.5 on an '03 Z1 which has less clearance than the newer models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gratefulbiker
    That's more a factor of BB spindle length than tire clearance in the frame. If you have a narrow BB, say 113 or smaller, you could have potential problems. Anything wider and there should be no issues.
    Cool, I didn't know that.

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