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    What is the widest fat bike wheel available?

    Iím currently running 100mm but could use even wider wheels. Are 110mm available like this guy mentioned in his article? https://expeditionportal.com/the-wid...n-bike-wheels/

    I didnt come come up with anything in the google searches I tried. The biggest Iíve found so far are 105mm carbon rims by Nextie and I believe Kuroshima which are very spendy. I ride for recreation and fitness so bike weight isnít my primary concern. If there is a less expensive aluminum wheel thatís wider than 100mm Iíd be interested in hearing about it.

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    I think mikesee is on 217mm hubs is you want wider wheels.

    I don't recall any aluminum rims wider than 100. If there were, I'd expect them to be a little pricey too.
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    105 mm in carbon Kuroshiro and Nextie.
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    What are you running for tires? Will your frame hold Snowshoe XXL's?
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    Yes, this is my 3rd season on 2XLís mounted on 100mm wheels. We finally decent snow last week and even though we only have around 18Ē on the ground, it isnít compacting super well and I often break through the packed, thin, crusty layer on the set up, low traffic trails. I want to go wider just wondering what options there are? The 105ís are what I keep seeing as well and Iím struggling to justify the exorbitant cost for an extra 2.5mm per side over what Iíve got presently. I was hoping there were 110ís available but Iím thinking the guy who wrote the article must have been mistaken.

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    Maybe I'm wrong but I just don't see 5mm or even ten on the rim making a profound difference. I'm sure you're running the tire pressure as low as possible to try and float.
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    132mm wide rims at Classic Cycles

    https://classic-cycle.com/all/151/al...ck-matte?c=419
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Now you just have to cut and stitch together a couple of 2XL's for a 150 mm tire and off you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    now that's fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Finally, a rim to make tires true to size.

    I would think a build with those would suck. Spoke angle would be minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    Now you just have to cut and stitch together a couple of 2XL's for a 150 mm tire and off you go.
    Just go with this tire: CHAOYANG TIRES-YETI CROSS

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    Awesome!
    A 1500 gram rim!( that's 3.3 pounds)
    Can the admins merge this with the thread where people are saying light wheels are more important on fatbikes than any other bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    Finally, a rim to make tires true to size.

    I would think a build with those would suck. Spoke angle would be minimal.
    It's not all about the angle.
    You have to consider the dangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grisha View Post
    Just go with this tire: CHAOYANG TIRES-YETI CROSS
    And there I was wondering what on earth use a 132mm rim was.

    That would be some combo.

    Can't get those tyres in the UK AFAIK, otherwise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grisha View Post
    Just go with this tire: CHAOYANG TIRES-YETI CROSS
    If those are the tires they had at the Taipei show last year....they ain't even close to being 5.5s

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    Ha! I just assembled a 20" fat bike for my nephew for Christmas and the 100mm wide wheelset was horrifyingly heavy. I scoured the internet for ANYTHING 20" diameter, 70 or 80mm width and 32 holes. No dice. I put the bike together as is. Junk.

    Anyway, what frame is the OP riding that can use all of this huge stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    If those are the tires they had at the Taipei show last year....they ain't even close to being 5.5s
    Sounds like they must be using the same penis measuring ruler that 45 North uses. I have a set of Chaoyang 4.9Ē tires that came on one of my old bikes. They donít even come close to being 4.9Ē wide.

    This is interesting to find out about whatís out there. I wonder how wide a 2XL would be on a 132mm wheel? Iím thinking there probably isnít much to be gained as the 2XL is only slightly ballooned on a 100mm rim. A 132mm would be nice with a larger, wider tire but Iím thinking that gets you into much wider hubs than standard or going with an asymmetrical frame like a Moonlander or doing something weird with the chain line to clear a tire that big like a true 5.5.
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    That rim has a lot of room for weight loss, if one was ambitious enough. People used to do it before manufacturers were cutting them for us.

    I could probably use it. My suspension fork fits a 2xl comfortably enough side to side(RST Renegade), but doesn't quite fit under the arch without binding. I reckon this rim would give me extra width, and pull the height down enough for clearance. Win win.

    Still not buying it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfat View Post
    Sounds like they must be using the same penis measuring ruler
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    I use the penis measuring ruler that has been around since the first issue of Penthouse Forum.
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    I never thought I'd be writing to you.....
    I am an average man of 13" length...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllMountin' View Post
    I could probably use it. My suspension fork fits a 2xl comfortably enough side to side(RST Renegade), but doesn't quite fit under the arch without binding. I reckon this r.
    Every one started laughing when you said RST Renegade.
    And just like that....this thread turned into a shitshow.....

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    what kind of frame can handle 5.5 inch tire?

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    Aside from the Surly Big Fat Dummy nothing at the present time. I bet if they were available for sale some company would build a frame that fit them.

    Iím still looking for the 110mm aluminum wheels the guy mentioned in the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    what kind of frame can handle 5.5 inch tire?
    Iíve got 2 custom Meriwether frames and forks that can fit a true 5.6Ē tire on a ~120mm rim. Key word = custom.

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    Woah! Might have to order one, if I can find a frame it fits. Drilling some big hole saw holes to save weight wouldn't be that hard. Done it before and would be worth doing again on these.

    Found this older thread on them too: https://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/26...m-1008150.html
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    Good find!

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