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    Max Rim Width Salsa Beargrease Carbon 2019?

    Hello all,

    I am working out the details for a potential build of a 2019 Salsa Beargrease Carbon frame.

    Salsa's website gives a maximum rim width of 82mm with a 27.5 x 4.0 tire.

    Ideally, I really want to run a set of HED Big Half Deal (27.5") carbon wheels on this build. These rims are 85mm wide.

    Does anyone know if the 3mm extra width on this rim would cause any interference issues with a 4.0" tire? Would I be limited to a 3.8" wide tire with these rims? Can I even get away with an 85mm rim?

    I can't find any information online about this and am hoping one of you fine people could help me out here.

    Thanks for reading,

    Brad
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    26Ēx85mm HEDs?
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    27.5" x 85mm HEDs. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B Train Express View Post
    27.5" x 85mm HEDs. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    They'll be fine with any 3.8" or 4.0" nominal tire.

    That said, I hope you ride light because those are very, very delicate rims.

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    Thanks for the response. I was able to check out a carbon beargrease in person today and I definitely would have room for an 85mm rim with 4.0Ē tire.

    Iím slightly surprised to hear that about the HED rims. I know they are light weight, but I havenít read anything negative about them. Iím about 160lbs fully geared up and would primarily be using them for single track riding. My local trails donít have any super gnarly terrain and I donít plan on taking them off huge drops or anything.

    Do you have personal experience with durability issues on HED carbon fat bike rims? I would really like to hear your experience if so.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond,

    Brad

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    If you were riding nothing but snow the HED rims will likely last longer than the bike.

    For singletrack, by which I assume you mean dirt, rock, and roots, I'd be really, really wary of the HED's. You have to keep pressures higher than desired all of the time, and even that isn't a guarantee that they won't implode.

    Their main thing is to be light, with cost and durability far secondary.

    If you ride actual trail with actual obstacles, consider something far more durable like the Whisky or Wampa rims.

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    Here is a small frame bear with barbergazis on mulefuts.

    They measure like 4.2~.3Ē

    3.8 on 85mm rims for sure should work.


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    Nextie has some single wall 27.5x85mm rims coming out. Not sure on the weight yet.


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