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    '13 Spearfish - widest tires?

    I have an alloy '13 Spearfish 29er and am wondering about running wider tires. This is the pre-split pivot version. Right now I'm running Specialized 2.2 Ground Control tires on an American Classic wheelset Has anyone gone wider and what tire combo did you use? Ground Control goes up to 2.3".

    Maxxis Ardents go up to 2.4".
    Maxxis Ardent Races goes up to 2.35" and are relatively light at 695g.

    Nobby Nics go up to 2.35" as well.

    Other options?
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    Hi JB. I have the same frame and just put a Bontrager XR- 3 2.3 on. There is plenty of room. Could probably go bigger. HTH.
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    Thanks for the response. This also leads me to considering a new wheelset (or at least new front wheel) with a wider rim. What are your riding conditions? I need something that is super grippy on limestone.
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    I usually ride Pace Bend, Reimer's Ranch, Brushy Creek, Pedernales Falls, and other central Texas trails. So far so good.
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    Have a 13 AL frame and run an Icon 2.3 with lots of room

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    I'm running a 3.0 Maxxis Minion up front and a 2.6 Nobby Nik in back (actually measures 2.69"), both on 50mm rims, ton's of fun
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    SC, that is just total madman brilliant. I've got a hacksaw but not one of those AMP bridges. Any suggestions for us losers who didn't stash one in the attic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankZappa6 View Post
    SC, that is just total madman brilliant. I've got a hacksaw but not one of those AMP bridges. Any suggestions for us losers who didn't stash one in the attic?
    TIA,
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    I lucked out and had an old Amp Research frame that I paid 50 bucks for 10 years ago that I robbed the brace off of
    I did find this though, that could be made into a brace
    https://www.bikebagshop.com/tubus-se...nt-p-1035.html

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