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    Fathom 2

    I'm looking for a more trail oriented bike for my son. The Fathom 2 seems like a good bike for a growing teen, and it's on the low side of my budget. Aside from the entry level nature of the components, are there any more short comings? I was looking for a 27.5+, but aside from the width of the tires, this one checks all the boxes. Can I put a wider tire than the 2.25 on it?
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    I'd really like to know the same. The only thing holding me back from a Fathom 1 27.5 is tire size capability or lack there of. From the dealers I talk to... 2.4 might happen... Might

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    I have a fathom2 and love it, it might be able to fit a 2.50" tire but I would think a 2.40" would be more realistic. I usually choose my fathom over my transition scout but I do favor a hardtail.

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    I measured the gap between the rear tire and the chainstay on my 2017 Fathom. There's about 8-9mm of clearance between the stock 9 month old Ardent 2.25 and the chainstay. The seatstay has more space.

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    So, 7mm equates to about 1/4" so 2.4 seems like it would easily work

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    I asked Giant this same question and their response was that you can put 2.5s on the Fathom (at least the 2017 Fathom 2)

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