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    Mutz Tire and Wheel Compatability

    I am considering the Mutz and doing a ton of research. In that I have found there is a wide range of tire and wheel combinations, so work, some don't. I wanted to start this thread for Mutz owners to post what wheel (rim width) and what tire combination works and if there is issues; like the chain touches the tire in the low gears... Also, if you are using the standard Mutz as a 27.5+, then post your combo here so people can consider a second set of wheels for summer riding, etc. Thanks

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    650b WTB Scrapers (i45) and Trax Fatty 3.25"
    SRAM X9/X7
    170mm RF Cinch, 2 x 10 (26/26, 11/40t Wolf), 100mm BB
    No issues with chain clearance, no issues with tire clearance
    I have at least 1/2" at bridges and atleast 3/4" at the stays.

    I have mounted up 29" WTB Scrapers and Sury Dirt Wizards 3" on the Mutz and the clearance at the bridges was tight, 1/4" at best.

    I built a Mutz for my friend's shop, 60mm no-name CF rims, Vee Rubber Bulldozer 4.8", SRAM GXP 1 x 11/42. The chain clearance was not what I would consider "safe", maybe 1/8" in the largest cog. We spaced the crank over as far as reasonable. The tire was large enough that chaiinstay clearance was tight, so we couldn't true the rim over.

    You will not have any issues with a 650b+ tire or 29" tires that are not supersized, but I'd stay in the 4" range for 26" wheels.

    The Mutz is a great friggin bike, the only other bike in that category that I'd consider buying is the Khan, but it's not necessarily better than the Mutz BUT it is way more expensive.

    If you have no plans to run 26 x 4" in the winters, you might be better served going with a dedicated 650b+ rig.

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    Hope EVO Pro 2 Fatsno hubs w/XX1 driver
    DT Swiss 26" BR 710 rims
    Bontrager Hodag 26X3.8 tires (Measure same as Vee Rubgber 8 26X4.0)

    Plenty of side-to-side and vertical clearance

    My thought is a 26" set-up is the lightest combination of rims, tires, tubes, rim strips, spokes, and provides the greatest versatility with no sacrifice in performance

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    Can I ask what the b plus setup for the mutz cost

    Assuming no cassette or discs

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    Hope EVO Pro 2 Fatsno hubs w/X01 driver
    Surly Marge Lite 60mm rims
    45NRTH Husker Du 26x4.0 tires
    eThirteen 1x crank

    No issues with clearance in all directions

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    http://forums.mtbr.com/foes/foes-mut...l#post12173887

    27plus with WTB Trailblazer 2.8
    BB height sits around 325mm with the 2.8s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    Can I ask what the b plus setup for the mutz cost

    Assuming no cassette or discs
    Hubs, rims, spokes, tires, and build, just add it up.

    Least cost would be something from BD, after that it would depend on what you want to spend.

    My rear hub was $400, so I may not be the best example of thrift

    Mikesee builds good wheels, see what he can do for you.

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    Onyx I assume!

    I built up a pair for my 11 9. Too bad not interchangeable


    Will probably do the same for mutz next near but winter is closing in so bigger tires coming next!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blidner View Post
    Onyx I assume!

    I built up a pair for my 11 9. Too bad not interchangeable


    Will probably do the same for mutz next near but winter is closing in so bigger tires coming next!!
    Yup, Onyx, good stuff for sure.

    I'm building a third wheelset: Onyx, LM Lites, studded Floaters, gotta be ready when things start freezing.

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    I just found a good deal on a set of take off Specialized Ground Control 4.6... does anyone know if these will fit on Mutz mounted on a set of Marge rims ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    I just found a good deal on a set of take off Specialized Ground Control 4.6... does anyone know if these will fit on Mutz mounted on a set of Marge rims ?
    Checkout post #305 in the Mutz thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCHKeys View Post
    I am considering the Mutz and doing a ton of research. In that I have found there is a wide range of tire and wheel combinations, so work, some don't. I wanted to start this thread for Mutz owners to post what wheel (rim width) and what tire combination works and if there is issues; like the chain touches the tire in the low gears... Also, if you are using the standard Mutz as a 27.5+, then post your combo here so people can consider a second set of wheels for summer riding, etc. Thanks
    I am in the West with mostly no snow. We have found that for mountain and desert riding through rocks and the kind of stuff you would normally take a Dh or All Mountain bike on the Mutz kills it. We are however using 52mm wide Stan's Hugo tubless wheels. We use tires that are 4-4.25" so far. The narrow rim makes the bike feel like any other bike and eliminates self steer. Go to Youtube and type in Wren vs Bluto if you want to see it in action.

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