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    FXR 275 being converted to 27.5+....

    So I pulled the trigger last night and started ordering the parts to convert my 2015 Foes FXR275 to use 27.5+ tires. The bike is currently set up as a 180mm park machine with I9 grade wheels and a Metric fork.... Though this is an awesome setup, I love the traction of my Mutz. I decided to test if plus tires would work on the FXR. FXR 275 being converted to 27.5+....-img_0478.jpg
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    So that is a WTB Trailblazer 2.8 tire, hitting the metric fork, but easily clearing in the rear, using the Grade wheels with a 28.5mm Inner width.

    I have put on order a Lyrik Solo 160mm 27.5+ fork, I9 backcountry wheels, and a set of Nobby Nic 2.8 and 3.0 tires. I know that it is going from 180mm to 160, but with the tires, I don't think this bike will feel lacking.


    I will continue to post pictures of the build process.


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    FXR 275 being converted to 27.5+....

    So everything was in and I was so excited I threw the 2.8 Nobby Nic onto the Backcountry rims and put it on the back to see how it would fit.
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    It was a bit tighter than I was hoping for. But I know the Nobby Nic runs on the high side. So I will be trying other tires.

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    This is what the 3.0 looks like on the lyrik boost fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    So I pulled the trigger last night and started ordering the parts to convert my 2015 Foes FXR275 to use 27.5+ tires. The bike is currently set up as a 180mm park machine with I9 grade wheels and a Metric fork.... Though this is an awesome setup, I love the traction of my Mutz. I decided to test if plus tires would work on the FXR. Click image for larger version. 

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    So that is a WTB Trailblazer 2.8 tire, hitting the metric fork, but easily clearing in the rear, using the Grade wheels with a 28.5mm Inner width.

    I have put on order a Lyrik Solo 160mm 27.5+ fork, I9 backcountry wheels, and a set of Nobby Nic 2.8 and 3.0 tires. I know that it is going from 180mm to 160, but with the tires, I don't think this bike will feel lacking.


    I will continue to post pictures of the build process.


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    So when I pulled the Metric fork off of the Foes, the CC 40 headset bearings fell out in pieces.... oops. New stainless bearings are on the way. I tried the trailblazer, and it fit fine, but for some reason I ordered a Ranger 2.8 to give it a try. I will have more pictures and updates next week as I complete this conversion. I can't wait to ride it.

    If anyone has questions, feel free to post and I will answer or message me.

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