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    Fat Tallboy Thread

    Just completed this today and going for a short ride tomorrow. Just wondering if there is anyone else with a 27.5+ Tallboy.


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    Kill it with fire

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    I dig it.
    What rim/wheelset is that? Can you provide more specifics on the rim's inner dimensions and tire size?

    And most importantly, how does the thing ride?? any buzzing or rubbing the rear tire on the frame under suspension compression?

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    Okay, I'll bite!

    Can you post some pictures of tire clearance? Also, what prompted the build? Snow?

    Looks great.

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    I'm also curious to hear how it rides (compared to previous 29er wheels)

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    waw!

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    Idea!

    Rims are Nextie 40mm, Tires are Vee Rubber Trax Fatty 27.5x3.25

    Fork (Pike) and seat stay clearance about 2mm each side. Chain stay clearance about 1mm each side. Will suggest going 35mm for better clearance. The casing width is 75mm.

    Took it for a short ride this morning. Initial impression is it has lots of tractions and the 15psi tires soaks up all the small bumps. Lots of fun on single tracks. Going to ride it a lot more and set it up for the local trails.

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    That's sweet bro!

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    Tire clearance is waaaaayyyy tooo tight for a carbon frame. Just a little mud or wet sand and it will chew right through those seat stays/chain stays.
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    Nothing a little JB Weld can't handle.

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    Pretty sweet
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    Very cool! A 3.0 tire might be better.
    Makes me wonder about fatning up other frames, 26x3.0 nomad??

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    Great idea, but yeah, the frame clearance in the rear scares me. I had issues with Hans Dampf 2.35s on my TB1.

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    WTB 2.8 trailblazer clears my 2012 TBa no worries. Would be a great setup.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/santa-cruz/ta...-a-938020.html
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Great info, thanks for posting!
    I've wondering if clearance is the same on a Tallboy LTc? I'll have to measure without a wheel.
    Rumors of more tires coming later this year - as someone mentioned maybe a 3.0 would be perfect. (and web search shows some matches for vee rubber trax 27.5 x 3.0 backordered... unless that is a typo)

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    Yeah, I've seen listings for a 3.0 VTF as well. No information other than listings for 3.25 and 3.0... Back ordered as well.
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    that is one awesome bike
    I ordered a set of the 27.5 x 3.25" TF from bikebling, and got an email that the trax fatty 3.25" would be in stock late in january. Maybe the same thing goes for the 3.0" version?

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    The bike rides great. Love it. The suspension settings need to consider the fast rebound from the tires, had to dial up the LSC and rebound.

    Agree the rear tire clearance is a little too tight, but that's the only 275+ tires I can lay my hands on for now. In any case, will be riding with these tires for a while until I can get a slimmer one for the rear. I have news that Vee Rubber will be launching more 275+ tire options. Stay tune.

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    ^haters.

    I have the same bike and this intrigues me awesomely! A bit thinner rear tire and ride it like ya stole it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man View Post
    ^haters.

    I have the same bike and this intrigues me awesomely! A bit thinner rear tire and ride it like ya stole it!
    Not haters......just see a flaw in the execution. Like the idea.....but for a $2500 frame, that rear tire clearance is much too tight.
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    WTB 2.8 fits like a glove. Just sayin'
    I like 'em long, low, slack and playful

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    Any updates?
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    subscribing... anyone did this on a Highball???

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    Yes, still riding it and loving the plump boy. Swap out the rear with 2.8 Vee Trax Fatty for better clearance.

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    Tempting. May try it
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    Would the Nextie 38mm be good?
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    I am using Nextie 40mm. Not sure about 38mm. I guess it should be fine.

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    Would you mind posting some clearance pics with the 2.8?

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    I've been wanting to do this mod too - but man, that looks really tight.

    You must get tire-rub from that setup?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine_Rider View Post
    I've been wanting to do this mod too - but man, that looks really tight.

    You must get tire-rub from that setup?
    I have no problem with clearance after swapping out the rear tire for a smaller 27.5 x 2.8. As for the front, I am still running 27.5 x 3.25

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    Just sold my TB1 frame and gotten a TB2, still running 27.5 plus

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    What width rims are you running? TB2 VS TB1 - any difference in clearance? I have TB1, FWIW.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NomoSTI View Post
    Just sold my TB1 frame and gotten a TB2, still running 27.5 plus

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    details and clearance pictures please if you don't mind? would love to know rims, tires, and a picture of the chainstay and seatstay clearance.
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    See my previous posts in this thread for pics and details. Rims are nextie 40mm. Clearance is about 2-3 mm on both sides. TB1 has slightly better clearance on the seat stay. Other than that, they are all the same.

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    Looks rad! Thinking of doing the same for my SCTBLTc. Talk to me about your Pike - is that the 29" 140mm? If so, that's the fork I have so would be good to hear that that fork works just fine with the 27.5" set-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06HokieMTB View Post
    WTB 2.8 trailblazer clears my 2012 TBa no worries. Would be a great setup.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/santa-cruz/ta...-a-938020.html
    I have a gen 2 TBA and the Assym 35 and Maxxis Chronicle are my planned set up... would they clear the rear? planning to make a spare wheelset... a budget friendly 27.5 plus like Hightower (Lowtower) if I may use it...

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    Anyone try this setup with a Nobby Nic 2.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NomoSTI View Post
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    so 2.8 tyres fit perfectly on Tb2 and pike? great news! any issues as a consequence of no boost 148? can you please comment some more impressions on your riding? what ring are you actually running?
    thanks in advance!

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    Tallboy 2 C Plus Setup

    Ok, I am new to this altogether, but am hoping to contribute and learn from the Fat Tallboy ideas found here. I currently have the Tallboy 2 C and purchased a set of 27.5 Easton Arc 40 wheels and slapped on some WTB Ranger 2.8 tires. I rode the bike for about 20 miles to find out that the clearance is not enough in the rear triangle (which was obvious, visually, but I had to try it anyways). I had a bit (it wasn't a lot) of rubbing on the drive side seat stay and I also think the chain was contacting the tire at times. The ride was a blast, but wouldn't last as set up. I just ordered a WTB Breakout 2.5 and will update with the results on that. The front will stay the Ranger 2.8 as there are zero clearance issues there on the Fox Evolution 32 fork. Hoping the 2.5 offers a bit more clearance so I can keep this thing plus-ish without having to buy a new bike. Photo is of the all around 2.8 setup, which is changing. Anyone else had luck with plus setups for the Tallboy 2?
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    Does anyone have any thoughts about clearance for 29*2.6''? I don't have any beefy 2.4'' tires at hand to extrapolate from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik$ View Post
    Does anyone have any thoughts about clearance for 29*2.6''? I don't have any beefy 2.4'' tires at hand to extrapolate from.
    Bump. Anyone with experience with some of the wider 29er tires out there? 2.6, 2.5, 2.4???

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    Quote Originally Posted by westeast View Post
    Bump. Anyone with experience with some of the wider 29er tires out there? 2.6, 2.5, 2.4???
    I'm wondering the same thing. Anyone running wider 29er tires out there on the TB3?

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    I have a tallboy 3 and have run both a 29x2.6 and 2.5 on the front no problem on a boost fork. Fork can take up to a 2.8/3.0 no problem

    Rear fitment is narrow at 29er height and total diameter is limited.
    2.5 dhf fits but is on the too tall side. 2.6 nobby nic also fits but is too wide. I don't recommend either one. 2.5 aggressor has small knobs and should fit just fine. 2.4 DHR II fits with room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbn921 View Post
    I have a tallboy 3 and have run both a 29x2.6 and 2.5 on the front no problem on a boost fork. 2.5 dhf fits but is on the too tall side. 2.6 nobby nic also fits but is too wide. I don't recommend either one. 2.5 aggressor has small knobs and should fit just fine. 2.4 DHR II fits with room.
    When you say the 2.6 nobby nic is too wide, are you referring to the rear triangle fit or the front? I'm trying to figure out if I could run the newer 29x2.6 tires that have been coming out recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westeast View Post
    Bump. Anyone with experience with some of the wider 29er tires out there? 2.6, 2.5, 2.4???
    My question above was in reference to the TB1 frame. Will a Maxxis Minion DHR 2.4 wide trail fit on some 30id 29er rims? Thanks.

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