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    2XL snowshoe on 80mm rims / Vee Tires

    Looking at maybe getting some 2XL snowshoes for winter, but donít want to need to get a new set of wheels. Will 80mm rims play nice with these tires?

    Also, are they really that big and do they make that much of a difference in the snow?

    I am currently running maxxis minions 26X4.8Ē and am about 210-220lbs if that matters.

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    I have a pair of 2XL's and they work just fine on my Rolling Darryls. Now I have also a pair of Snowshoes and will try em on those as well. Never had an issue running 2XL's on 80's.

    Rider weight only determines how much air to let out when the snow gets good! Don't be afraid to let them wrinkle when the snow is deep! Run em with some squish to make a larger footprint.
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    80's aren't ideal but they'll certainly work.

    Tell more about the conditions you ride in and we can opine on whether the 2XL's are the direction you should go.

    Having said that, almost anything is better than the Minions in/on snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    80's aren't ideal but they'll certainly work.

    Tell more about the conditions you ride in and we can opine on whether the 2XL's are the direction you should go.
    Will be riding groomed xc trails as well as snowmobile tracks and snowshoe/hiking trails and whatever else is ridable just outside my house in the winter. Snow can get quite deep where I live, several feet, so will need to stick to packed trails. If minions are no good in the snow, then looking like I should get some proper snow tires.
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    Last winter I made the switch to 2XL from the Minions 4.8 on Mulefut 80 rims and the upgrade was incredible on ANY snow conditions. Lower rolling resistance, better float, better traction, everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Will be riding groomed xc trails as well as snowmobile tracks and snowshoe/hiking trails and whatever else is ridable just outside my house in the winter. Snow can get quite deep where I live, several feet, so will need to stick to packed trails. If minions are no good in the snow, then looking like I should get some proper snow tires.


    Yep, proper snow tires for sure.

    Drop me a line at info at lacemine29 dot com

    I have a few new sets of the 2XL's I'm blowing out.

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