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    2.6 tires on Stans Arch wheels

    I know they will fit on the new Jet. But is anyone running 2.6 tires with their Arch wheels? Im concerned with the i26 being too narrow.

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    While the i26 Arch says 2.25 - 2.5 is the optimal range for tire widths it depends on the tire. I would think 2.6 could workout just fine for one type of tire but a 2.6 in a different brand/model may not work so well.

    I ran 2.5 Minion DHFs on my old Arch rims and they were i23 I think, definitely not i26. They were just fine but this was before the WT types Maxxis has since introduced so again it goes back to trial and error for rim/tire combos.

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    Looking at the Rekon 2.6 specifically

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    Seems like that size is built for the wider rims.. The Rekon 2.6 is built around a 30-35 mm internal rim but is optimized for the latter. But you never know until you try it, seems like there were some people tryin them on even smaller rims in this thread.

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    That's more than Catfish would do.

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    You can make the tire ridable by keeping the pressure high on a skinny rim. Skinny rims don't support the sidewall.You do that so the sidewall doesn't fold over in cornering when you hit a rut or make a quick line change.
    If you put it on a 35mm inner rim wheel the sidewall has more support. You can drop the pressure way down and get a much bigger flexible footprint for lots more traction. Instead of folding over when you hit a rut or make a quick line change in a curve the sidewall crinkles for more grip.

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    Awesome. Thanks for the info

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    I have tried 2.4 tires on i23 rims in the past and it was horrible. I was forced to keep a high pressure to avoid tire instability, not being able to utilize the benefits of a wider tire. Today i am running 2.6 tires on i32 rims, i wouldn't want anything narrower for those tires.

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    The Rekon 2.6 will only measure out to 2.5 on the Arch. Im thinking of using my Baron 27.5 hubs to build a set of 29 Flow wheels. I wondering about 2.8 front 2.6 rear.

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