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    Will a Cutthroat fit 27.5+ tyres?

    Does anyone know if the Cutthroat will fit 27.5+ tyres? I would love to do a custom build but I am looking for something that will fit 27.5+.
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    Salsa says no in their FAQ.Because the wheelsize is significant smaller than the 29" wheels the bike is designed for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley242 View Post
    Salsa says no in their FAQ.Because the wheelsize is significant smaller than the 29" wheels the bike is designed for.
    Salsa say no with 27.5 ....
    ... With 27.5+ the outer diameter is really close to 29 , but I dunno about tyre clearance !

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    Sorry I don't have pics but I just built mine up and IF they fit, there won't be much room to spare at the chain stays. Maybe 2.8s on a 45mm rim. Other problem would be a reduced BB height if you're planning on using on singletrack. On the other hand, there looks to be plenty of room for a high volume 29" tire, not a plus tire but a 2.4 on a 35mm rim would yield a great ride and lots of traction.

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    BB would be lower, but there are other bikes out there with the same 70mm bb drop as the Cutthroat that are designed around 27.5 x 2.1.

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    At this point it doesn't matter if they fit. The owner of my LBS is just as short as me and I got to ride his Cutthroat. I didn't like how high the handlebars were. If it wasn't suspension corrected it would probably be an awesome bike for me.
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