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    semi fat bike

    hey guys

    i have a vicious cycles thunderwing and i love it just a bit heavy for a cross ****ry rides i have plans to build a hardtail whit a 26 by 3 inches tires can you guys help me whit some sugestions maybe the lightest in this size thankas in advance and hello from mexico....

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    Surly makes several models that will fit fatter rubber without going the full fat route. Check out the kona unit, mine fits a 2.7 on a large marge rim in the rear, pretty damn close.

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    Not worth doing if you have to spend money to do it. Best to spend the money going full fat unless you have the parts lying around or available cheap.

    You'll end up with an almost but nowhere near fat bike. There's a huge difference in flotation between a 3" tyre and a 4" one.

    The Surly 1X1 will take a 3" rear.
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    As others have said, it's probably not worth doing. But if you are set on this, many 29er frames will take a 26x3" tire. Also, there were very few 3" tires available, and I believe none are in production anymore. The ones that were available were DH tires and weigh just as much as a proper fatbike tire. Another option was the WTB Timberwolf Race 26x2.7 tire, also no longer in production, but much lighter than the 3" tires.

    If you really want some fat rubber, I just happen to have some 3" tires for sale in the classifieds, go to the tire section!

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    3" tires are generally heavier than the current 3.7-4.8 tires available. If you want a lighter weight almost fat tire I would look at the Bull Lock or Black Panther at Jenson. Not 3" by any means but much larger than they say and spread out nicely on wider rims besides being way lighter.

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    This thread lives again with the Surly Instigator.

    Didn't care for the Instigator build so went my own way. Surly Troll 1x9 with 650b White Bros 110mm fork and Velocity Dually wheels wrapped in 26x 2.8" Bontrager rubber. Trollstigator. Brings a smooth-ass ride.

    Any one else on Semi Fat? What's your build?

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    How about some pics?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikenIke View Post
    This thread lives again with the Surly Instigator.

    Didn't care for the Instigator build so went my own way. Surly Troll 1x9 with 650b White Bros 110mm fork and Velocity Dually wheels wrapped in 26x 2.8" Bontrager rubber. Trollstigator. Brings a smooth-ass ride.

    Any one else on Semi Fat? What's your build?
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    I will get a Jones...

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    Budget Semi Fat Build, dude figured out some cool stuff on the cheap

    Building a Fat Tire Touring, Trekking, Commuter Bike, by Rideon - Bike Tourings
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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    How about some pics?
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    Here's the first ride pic.
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    Biketourings, I read your blog where put a 24x2.6 on the rear, what's the biggest 26" tire you think it would hold.

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    Fat Sawyer

    Trek Sawyer with custom machined rear dropouts to gain the little bit of extra clearance needed to mount 29 x 3" Surly Knards.

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    I have a Kona unit with a Krampus Fork and a Knard on a rabbit hole rim. P35 Blunt in the rear with a Conti. 2.4 King somethin somthin? It's getting salsa cross drops next. Semi fat

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    Re: Bike Tourings read your blog, Widest 26"tire to fit

    Quote Originally Posted by MikenIke View Post
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    Here's the first ride pic.
    Small Block Eight 2.35 fits with comfortable clearance, maybe a 2.4 without heavy tread, Kenda K Rad or Maxxis Holy Roller for example, possibly Schwalbe Big Apple 2.5 but they would probably have limited clearance and less grip. Maxxis Larsen 2.35 would be fun too. Have considered Slant Six 2.5 for front, might not clear on rear wheel,would be fun to try though.semi fat bike-1661928_orig.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothar Othp View Post
    Trek Sawyer with custom machined rear dropouts to gain the little bit of extra clearance needed to mount 29 x 3" Surly Knards.

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    Where did you get the custom dropouts? I would like some.

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