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    convert 27.5 to 26+ ?

    I have a PivotLes (frame size small) that came with a Fox 32 120mm fork. I was wondering if I could take the 27.5 wheels off and replace them with 26 and use fat tires to get a mid-fat bike. Has anyone tried this? Any suggestions? I can't find a whole lot of info on tire clearance of the fork ect. Thanks in advance!

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    Might want to try over here:

    27.5+/29+ -

    Be aware that the 26+ tire options are pretty much lacking, though:

    Surly Dirt Wizard 26x2.75
    Surly Knard 26x3
    Vee Rubber Trax Fatty 26x2.8
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    No you will not have enough clearance. If it did Pivot would lose out on sales w their les fat model

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    Your fork will easily clear a 26+ wheel and tire.

    As for frame clearance, you'll have to measure yourself. The Surly Dirt Wizard measures 71mm wide. The Knard is a few mm wider. I believe that the Trax Fatty is about the same size as the Dirt Wizard.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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