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    New question here. El Mariachi - widest 29'er tires accomodated?

    Hello everyone,

    I've got a '14 El Mar 2. She mostly runs 29'er SS, but I throw on gears every now and then. I would like to put the widest tires possible on her for winter riding.

    I've seen the 27.5+ thread already. Someone online put a Chupacabra in the rear and it was wedge up against the stays, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbgk27Xmd7E .

    So, 29x3.0 seems to be too much. This brings me to the question of, what are the widest tires you have put on your El Mar?

    Thanks for your input.


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    I'm curious too. I've had 2.4 Ardents f/r for the last season. Plenty of clearance. In the Mariachi pic thread, someone posted a '13 El Mar wearing 2.6 Nobby Nicks.
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    I run my El Mariachi with 2.6 Nobby Nics on Stan's Flow EX rims (29mm inner width) and with a Reba. The set up works just fine with plenty of clearance on the fork, and decent clearance out back in the frame. Clearance is better at the chainstays, while paint has rubbed off at the seat stays--I assume from knobs rubbing under wheel and frame flex while riding although I never notice it. There is no interference with frame and tire when bike is stationary.

    I'd be interested to hear reports on other 2.6 tires. I'm especially interested in checking out the Maxxis Rekon 2.6 which is now available.

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