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    Looking for a 27.5 XL Fatbike - maybe besides a Farley...suggestions?

    I've only seen Wolftrax 27.5 by Framed ....

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm not a fan of 26 x 4.5

    Thx

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    2019 Kona Wozo is 27.5 (max rear tire width ~4.3)
    Rocky Mountain Suzi Q (max rear tire width ~4)
    Salsa Beargrease (max rear tire width ~4.5)

    If you're willing to build from a frame you have lots of options.

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    So the Kona is sold with a 26 but goes to a 27.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    So the Kona is sold with a 26 but goes to a 27.5?
    Salsa Mukluk is the same. I have been using 27.5 x 3.8 on it for a year.

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    Otso Voytek is sold in a Plus/Fat 27.5 configuration but the 50mm rims seem like a compromise. They have many options so I expect you could get a pure B-fat wheelset.

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    Growler Mr Big Stuff has 26, 27.5, and 29 options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    So the Kona is sold with a 26 but goes to a 27.5?
    The 2017 and 2018, yes. For 2019 the complete moved to 27.5 but the frame is not changed.

    I built my 2018 Wozo from a frame and run 27.5 fat - 50mm rims and 3.8s for spring/fall, 80mm rims and Gnarhwals (4.5 front / 3.8 rear) for winter.

    To generalize (dangerous, I know), you can run 27.5x4-4.5 on most frames that fit 26x4.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.p View Post

    To generalize (dangerous, I know), you can run 27.5x4-4.5 on most frames that fit 26x4.8.
    Yep. I run 27.5 x 4.5 Gnarwhals on 80mm Jackalopes on my Surly ICT. That combo raised the BB about 1/4" over Bud and Lou. Hardly noticeable unless you count the increased speed and rollover!

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    At 6'4" I went with the WOZO- it is a properly sized XL. All the others are are pretty short for an XL in my opinion. The 2019 looks rad with 27.5 stock - just need a dropper. I built mine up from a 2018 frame only option with 27.5x50mm rims - but would had prefered the 65mm rims. I love it.

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    Get the new Surly ICT Frame and some Mulefut V2 27.5 Wheels, and build up a great 27.5 fat bike. It has a 26" Effective top tube. Frame is about $750, Wheelset about $600.

    I don't have a weight on the new Mulefut V2 rims, but they should be a lot lighter, they have more relief holes. Hopefully, they are still strong.

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