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    Anyone here use other size wheelsets?

    I have my 4.8 fatties for MTB


    And I also use my 29er (29x2.4) wheelset on flat gravel trails


    Love the versatility of my fattie frame!

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    Oh yeah!

    Not yet, but I can't wait to! I have been running 65mm and 4.0 from ice, hardpack or groomed snow to singletrack dirt trail.

    I wish i had some 4.6 on 85mm right now for the soft muddy conditions this spring and of course the snow this coming winter... but i'll have 'em by then for sure.

    I would love to get some 100/105mm rims w Lou rear and Bud/2XL front for those extra special times!

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    I have Clownshoes with Big Fat Larrys, My Other Brother Darryls with Bud as a front tire and 4.8 Knard on the rear and a set of 45mm wide 29" Velocity Duallys with 29x3 Chupacabras.
    Love em all for different reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Not yet, but I can't wait to! I have been running 65mm and 4.0 from ice, hardpack or groomed snow to singletrack dirt trail.

    I wish i had some 4.6 on 85mm right now for the soft muddy conditions this spring and of course the snow this coming winter... but i'll have 'em by then for sure.

    I would love to get some 100/105mm rims w Lou rear and Bud/2XL front for those extra special times!
    Hmm, my 4.8 sit on 80mm, it's pretty good actually! You should try that set up. And I wanna try 2XL but idk if it will fit on my frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I have Clownshoes with Big Fat Larrys, My Other Brother Darryls with Bud as a front tire and 4.8 Knard on the rear and a set of 45mm wide 29" Velocity Duallys with 29x3 Chupacabras.
    Love em all for different reasons.
    Now do you use the 29x3 Chupacabras with rigid or Bluto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
    Now do you use the 29x3 Chupacabras with rigid or Bluto?
    Rigid. I'm a big clyde. Bluto will be like a wet noodle under me.
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    This will be my first summer trying 27.5x3" on the bucksaw. So far it's pretty awesome on dry dirt.
    My 26x3.8 will be for fall/sloppy season, and the 4.8/4.6 studded for snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Rigid. I'm a big clyde. Bluto will be like a wet noodle under me.
    LOL I see!

    I ask because I wanna get 27.5+ wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    This will be my first summer trying 27.5x3" on the bucksaw. So far it's pretty awesome on dry dirt.
    My 26x3.8 will be for fall/sloppy season, and the 4.8/4.6 studded for snow.
    FS with 27.5x3.0 must be awesome!

    How's the cornering?
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    If the frame will clear 29x3 why limit yourself at 27.5?
    I'm 6'5" and I have a friend who's 5'8" and we both ride 907s with the exact same Dually/ Chupacabra combo. He LOVES em. he probably weighs 60 pounds less than I do so his weight to contact patch ratio is way better than mine and the tires perform perfectly on my bike. His must be spectacular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    If the frame will clear 29x3 why limit yourself at 27.5?
    I'm 6'5" and I have a friend who's 5'8" and we both ride 907s with the exact same Dually/ Chupacabra combo. He LOVES em. he probably weighs 60 pounds less than I do so his weight to contact patch ratio is way better than mine and the tires perform perfectly on my bike. His must be spectacular.
    Yeah your bigger contact patch would slow you down a bit, but would be good for DH type of trails and better for cornering like hell!

    My frame can take 29x3.0 but, I am short, I'm only 5'0! I'm very short so 27.5+ would be perfect for me. I could do 29+ but prefer 27.5+
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    Gotcha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Rigid. I'm a big clyde. Bluto will be like a wet noodle under me.
    Maybe the Manitou Mastadon with 34mm stanchions would be of intetest?

    I'm a small Clyde at maybe 250 lbs. geared up and fortunately the Blutos on both my fatbikes have been OK with the PA rockgardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayncedar View Post
    Maybe the Manitou Mastadon with 34mm stanchions would be of intetest?

    I'm a small Clyde at maybe 250 lbs. geared up and fortunately the Blutos on both my fatbikes have been OK with the PA rockgardens.
    But why OK? Too much bottoming out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayncedar View Post
    Maybe the Manitou Mastadon with 34mm stanchions would be of intetest?

    I'm a small Clyde at maybe 250 lbs. geared up and fortunately the Blutos on both my fatbikes have been OK with the PA rockgardens.
    I may try a Mastadon. That will come after my next build.
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    Why 29x3 ? I mean im sure they're great but they seem so skinny to me now.

    I'm wondering if i should have gone 4.6-4.8 on 80-85mm rims for summer use instead of the 4.0 on 65mm. I love the 4's but maybe the 4.8's are better! Someday, i will know, someday.

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    New (old) Pugs wears 29+ on rabbit holes and 4.6 GC/4.0 nate on marge lites.

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    In fact, I just built 29+ wheels for a Pugs this past weekend. Guy was thrilled. Dirt Wizards on Rabbit holes. Alfine8 on the rear. Wheels look awesome but are heavy. Good thing dude's not a weight weenie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
    FS with 27.5x3.0 must be awesome!

    How's the cornering?
    Feels like a normal bike instead of a monster truck. Definitely faster according to my GPS. Took a few rides to trust the smaller tires, but they are plenty grippy.

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    I would like to be able to run studded tires on my fatbike when the freeze/thaw cycle here in Michigan puts a glaze on things. Rather than changing tires every time, I'm thinking a 2nd wheelset would be the way to go. Which opens up the possibility of doing a different diameter--studded fat tires are expensive! (not that 29/27.5 studded tires are that cheap)

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    29+ is only slighty lighter than my 65mm nexties and JJ 4.0

    Overall, approx. 260g less w chupacabra 29x3 and nextie 52mm for the pair

    I guess that's enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    Why 29x3 ? I mean im sure they're great but they seem so skinny to me now.

    I'm wondering if i should have gone 4.6-4.8 on 80-85mm rims for summer use instead of the 4.0 on 65mm. I love the 4's but maybe the 4.8's are better! Someday, i will know, someday.
    I have 4.8 on 80mm rim and I love it! Get the Maxxis Minions FBF/FBR love how grippy they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer90 View Post
    I have 4.8 on 80mm rim and I love it! Get the Maxxis Minions FBF/FBR love how grippy they are.
    That's what i hear! Have you tried 4.0 on 65 as a comparison? I went w that 'cause i figured i'm a lightweight at 150#. I am running 5.5/6psi front and 7+ rear.

    It has been great for most of the trail but thought some more cush in the front in the rough. Not neccessary but would be nice. Hesitant to go bluto or even Lauf. I plan on a 85mm nextie (for winter) soon as im able and then i get to try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    That's what i hear! Have you tried 4.0 on 65 as a comparison? I went w that 'cause i figured i'm a lightweight at 150#. I am running 5.5/6psi front and 7+ rear.

    It has been great for most of the trail but thought some more cush in the front in the rough. Not neccessary but would be nice. Hesitant to go bluto or even Lauf. I plan on a 85mm nextie (for winter) soon as im able and then i get to try!
    I haven't tried 4.0 on 65, but I would assume it is a lot lighter than a 4.8. Maybe in your case a 4.0 is all you need. But like i said i do enjoy my 4.8 for muddy and icy and regular MTBing.

    Definitely don't do Lauf. Those leaf springs don't have the same function as a bluto! I kinda wanna get bluto myself and get a 29+ or 27.5+ wheelset.


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    What psi you running on the Minions? What is your weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkerik View Post
    What psi you running on the Minions? What is your weight?
    10 psi and I'm 172 lbs ish.

    Works perfect for me really. I did use about 7 psi in icy conditions and it was a ton of contact patch. 10 is perfect for spring/summer/fall here in this area.
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    I have the default 26" 80mm fat wheels that came with my Voodoo Wazoo, as well as a set of 29" On One FatNotFat wheels.

    However, I finally got around to installing an On One Fatty Carbon fork recently, after it was sitting around in a box since last summer! Like a good boy scout I thought I was prepared, knowing these forks are oldskool Rear Disc Spaced (like the 29" wheels I was using with a RDS to FDS convertor on the default FDS Wazoo fork), I bought what was supposed to be an On One Fatty v1 RDS front wheel a while back for 34...

    Only I went to change from the 29" wheels to the 26" RDS fat front and the rotor is jammed against the fork disc mounts by at least ~2mm!

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