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    Bucksaw as a 29er?

    Hi all, as winter approaches I'm becoming entranced with the Bucksaw. However, I have too many bikes as it is and it would have to replace my other full squish ride. I was wondering if anyone has any experience putting standard 29er tires on it (with the appropriate wheels) and riding it as such. I imagine it'd ride somewhere between a horsethief and a spearfish, but I wanted to see if there was any first-hand experience. Thanks!

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    Why choose???? Pony Rustler!!

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    It does look somewhat intriguing, but I'm probably interested in having a "normal" 29er full squish for most of the year, and then be able to put actual fat tires on when it gets snowy out.

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    According to Salsa's website, it will fit 29x2.4 with the right hubs of course.

    I'm more interested in a second wheelset with 27.5x3 tires, though, and pulling out the fat ones (with 4.6 tires) for winter riding.

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    You could try it as a 29er, but I'd wager you'd enjoy 27.5+ more (diameter of the wheel including tire will be about the same as a 29er). I spent the summer on this setup and loved it.

    Winter I'll go back to 26x4.

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    I've got mine set up with 27.5x45mm rims and alternate between 27.5x3" tires for speed and 27.5x4" tires for winter fun. I was tempted to build a 29er wheel set, but frankly, I love the 27.5+ rims and tires so much, that I don't see the need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I've got mine set up with 27.5x45mm rims and alternate between 27.5x3" tires for speed and 27.5x4" tires for winter fun. I was tempted to build a 29er wheel set, but frankly, I love the 27.5+ rims and tires so much, that I don't see the need.
    What wheels did you choose and what was the approximate cost?


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    I have WTB Scraper Rims the front is laced to a DT Swiss 240 Lefty hub by mikesee, I think it was just under $400, iirc. The rear was laced to a Hope FatSnow that I got for a warranty replacement after I split a 135mm Evo2 hub she'll and was laced by my local shop, Bicycle Revolutions, here in Philly for about $80 and the rim was about $80 via a WTB sponsor discount.

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    Thanks for the info Gigantic


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