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    Fat Caad 1

    I was wondering if there is any reason if I buy a fat Caad 1 that i cant switch the 4.8 tires to 3.8, can i just switch the rim and tires. The only reason I think it could be a issue is the lefty fork. Also if anyone by chance has pictures of It that would be great. And I found it for $2000 and it is a 2017, seem like a decent deal?

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    seriously? explosion might be an issue...
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    Not sure what explosion means, I'm switching rim and tire, I've done it before on other bikes. Dose it make sense what I am explaining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb_Cook View Post
    Not sure what explosion means, I'm switching rim and tire, I've done it before on other bikes. Dose it make sense what I am explaining?
    Sorry, I'm being ornery and annoying. You should be able to swap out tires/rims at will. Bottom bracket height will drop a bit with a smaller tire, so handling may be very slightly different. Very unlikely that you'd notice. You should also be able to just run 3.8's on the existing 80mm rims without issue. It is certainly worth a shot vs buying a new wheelset just to run smaller tires.
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    No problem, we all have thoughs days. Thanks for the help.

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    I run smaller tires in the summer (Knard and Husker Du) and just put the bigger ones back on for fall/winter. Stock rims for everything, no problem. It does change the handling of the bike, in a good way. You can switch the tires around to match the conditions you're in. Great bike, I'd definitely recommend it for $2000.

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    You have any pictures of it by chance?

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    not sure what you mean about switching rims.

    Yes you can switch tires by putting 3.8's on the stock rims.

    I have run Fat B Nimble 26 x 4 (which are more like 3.8 wide) on 80 mm rims before with no issue
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    Not used to fat bikes, in my experience when you switch tires that dramatically you need to change the rim.

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    Try the 3.8's and see if it works. I run 4.0's on my 80mm rims with zero issues. If you are looking for an excuse to get a new wheelset, then "no, the tires won't work with those rims" :-)
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    Sorry I don't have any pics with the smaller tires on, just a couple with the Jumbo Jims when I first got it. But there's no issue at all running 3.8s on 80mm rims.

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    Yep, what they said, just swap the tires. Probably an issue with 100mm rims but not 80s

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