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    Salsa horsethief 27.5+ setups

    I posted this in the plus section also n was told this maybe better to get answers....wondering if anyone has converted if so do you like it and setups used. Thanks!

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    I have a Pony Rustler which is the same frame at the horse thief. I have the stock 27.5+ wheels and I also have a set of I9 29r wheels with Maxxis Ikon rear, Ardent front. I intend on using the plus tires on snowy or wet days and the 29r's on dry days. So far, so good! If you build up a set of plus wheels, stick with a full 3" tire, otherwise you may have bottom bracket clearance issues.


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    From a ride perspective, they are very different. The 29r's are more responsive and accelerate a lot faster, I feel a lot more in touch with the trail. The plus tires are smooth, they even out the trail chatter and let you ride over anything with ease - they are a lot of fun, but they also make the ride easier.


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    A lot will depend on what year Horsethief you have. The '14 and '15 models would only accept the WTB Trailblazer 27.5 x 2.8 tire which is relatively small for a Plus sized tire. The '16 models were designed to accept bigger tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12snap View Post
    A lot will depend on what year Horsethief you have. The '14 and '15 models would only accept the WTB Trailblazer 27.5 x 2.8 tire which is relatively small for a Plus sized tire. The '16 models were designed to accept bigger tires.
    A 2.8 trailblazer will fit in the rear of a 15 horsethief for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back2MTB View Post
    A 2.8 trailblazer will fit in the rear of a 15 horsethief for sure?
    Yes, they will on a Velocity Blunt 35 rim. Disclaimer: not my bike and not my pics. Used with permission from a guy in the Horsethief group on Facebook. Also, this is a '14 alloy frame. Model year '15 and carbon models should have the same clearance, though since they all use the same alloy chainstays.
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    I have a 2014 i like the 29 but have nobby NICs on Stan arch ex an wouldn't mind a lil wider just not sure how much I can get away with or set up. There is so much to choose from. Gets a bit overwhelming

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    Do you thing going with a velocity blunt 35 in a 29 would work to get a wider tire or would the height be to great then and not fit? The rear triangle really didn't have much room

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