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    Widest Tire for '13 XTC 29er ?

    I have been looking but had no success on what is the widest tire a 2013 XTC can handle. Anyone have an idea ?
    I have 2.20 Kendas on now but want to try 2.5 Maxxis Grifters.
    I'd appreciate the advice immensely .

    Thanks, Gerry from San Diego

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    Measure the width available on your bike frame and/or fork. I'm guessing you're working with about 17mm for inner width on your current rims, but who knows? Let us know what those numbers are and we might be able to help.

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    Thanks. I measured front width fork opening at 2-15/16" and I measure rear frame opening at 3" exactly.
    My current knobby tires are marked as 2.20 width but actual is 2-3/8" wide.
    Considering my new tires to be slick city tires(w/o knobbys) perhaps a true 2.5 tire would barely fit but fit nonetheless.

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    With that kind of room they'd fit. I'm surprised that the frame has more room than the fork. Be sure to measure the frame in the two places, top and bottom, near the current wide point of your tires. If you are going bigger, I'd start with one tire and try it in both places to be sure.

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    Gotcha. Will do.... thanks !!!

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