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    2018 Fargo Ti Tire/Wheel Size vs. Drivetrain

    I am building a new Fargo Ti and want to be able to use all possible wheel and tire sizes. If I build it with a triple will there still be enough clearance for a 27.5 x 3 tire or even 29+ tire or do I have to go with a 1x to use these sizes? Thanks for letting me know.

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    I don't think anyone makes a boost spaces triple. I could be wrong.
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    Frame is supposed to accommodate standard triples with standard cranks/BB. I happen to have a set of 29+ wheels/tires with standard hubs. I suppose I will have to install the triple and chain and see how much clearance I get to the tire.

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    A standard spaced crank with a boost spaced cassette may cause problems. Also the chain may hit a 29x3 tire in the granny gear. I have the original Deadwood with a boost 2x XT crank and 29x3 Chronicles, and I can tell you that the chain gets very close to the tire.
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    Ok. Thanks. It looks like I will not be able to easily transition between wheel/tire sizes unless I keep standard cranks with standard hubs. But then the gearing might not be optimal for each wheel size anyway. I have the adapters to run 142x12 which I have on hand and liked the idea of making it more versatile for unloaded gravel riding as well as some on road riding. So I will stick with standard cranks and standard triple or double for now.

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