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    Horsethief vs Bucksaw

    I ow a horsethief now and am looking to possibly buy a Bucksaw with the blowout sale they are having. Wondering if riders who have or had ridden the 2 how they compared I understand with wheelsize it's different I'd be looking to run plus size 27.5 but hopefully 29+ on the Bucksaw. I'm in a XL and it seem the Bucksaw is a bit larger which will be great. Thanks in advance

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    I haven't spent time on either but the geometry of the two are fairly different.

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    I currently have a Bucksaw. I don't think they will fit 29+. The frame will fit b-fat 27.5 x 3.8 I have 27.5 x 50mm carbon rims, and I have used the Hodag 3.8 and Minion 3.8. Both fit with no issues.

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    I have owned both and currently have the Bucksaw and wouldn't go back. If ur riding an XL, stay with that on the BS. I recommend adding extra travel to the bluto as it will change the geometry for the better IMO and it can use it. I also recommend running the 3.8's for a season, they are just so much fun. I have thoughts of 27.5+, but then remember that it's too much fun to give up.
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    The Bucksaw doesn't handle 29+ very well. I could only fit a 2.6 (i35 rim) on the rear of mine. If you want a 29+ full suspension look at the Deadwood Sus. It feels similar to a Bucksaw with room for full size tires.

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