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    Motobecane Outcast Tire Clearance

    I'm looking at buying the Motobecane Outcast 21" frame from Bike Island. This is the newer frame with rear disc mounts. Do you guys know what the largest tire is that will fit on the rear? I know the bikesdirect bikes come with 2.1" tires. I want to put the panaracer rampage 2.35" tires on, but don't know if they will fit. Could someone measure their frame? I think the Phantom's and Outcast are probably the same.
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    I have this frame, but only 15 inch.

    Where do you need the measurement?

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    In between the chain stays just rear of the crank approximately where the tread of the tire sits. I'm looking for the distance between the chain stays. Thanks.

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    Ok... I have a couple measurements.

    Lower:
    In between the lower bulge: ~76mm
    10mm before the bulge (towards the crank side):~62mm

    Upper:
    At the first brake cable guide (just aft the seat post there is a semi bulge):~74mm
    ~10mm closer the seat post: ~64mm

    If that isn't very clear let me know and I'll grab some pictures of where I did the measurements.

    good luck!

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    Thanks for measuring. I guess you don't have a rear wheel in the frame now to see where the tread sits. I think this tells me that the 2.35 tire should work. Thanks again.

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    hey, can you wait till the weekend? I think i should be able to get 29er wheel into it.

    I have WTB exiwolf, 2.3's to measure with.... cool?

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    Yeah that would be awesome! If you can take pics of the clearances that would be greatly appreciated also. Thanks!

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    I was excruciatingly bored today after work... I decided to get on it haha









    Hopefully this turns out ok.

    Those are 2.3's

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    The exiwolfs seem pretty puffy too... so I would say you could fit a .35

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    Thanks again, the pics look good. Are these all pics of the chain stays, or are some of the uppers too?

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    There are some of the uppers, yes. I actually labeled the pictures in photobucket.

    https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a397/550-1/

    Go there and click on the pictures, and there will be a description... I didn't think about the captions not "transferring" over haha.

    There was a site someone posted also that said some .35's will work but it's not guaranteed that all will work.
    https://www.bikesdirect.com/products...utcast29_x.htm

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    Thanks for the photos and measurements 550! This is very helpful. I guessing these dimensions are pretty similar for the Fantom, but I should probably measure anyway.
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