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    27.5+ Tire question

    Hi all, I am a newbie here and also a newbie in fat biking. Currently I am thinking about buying a 2019 Salsa Beargrease that comes with 80mm rim and 27.5 x 3.8 tires. And that rim can take 27.5 x 3.0 tires also. I hope skinnier tires can allow me to have faster pavement/road riding experience in summer. Maybe I am asking too much, because I really want to know whether or not it can be used for commuting, touring/bikepacking, and adventuring, etc. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag2019 View Post
    ...I am thinking about buying a 2019 Salsa Beargrease that comes with 80mm rim and 27.5 x 3.8 tires. And that rim can take 27.5 x 3.0 tires also...
    that would be a mistake. i would not run a 3" tire on an 80mm rim. you are just asking for poor handling, reduced ground clearance (pedal strikes) and increased rim strikes. i doubt it what you are going for, but the millenial ricer crowd will love it because the tire will be "hella flush"...



    hey! look at that, someone already tried it...

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    I wouldn't.

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