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    anybody tried 38mm LB 650B rims on enduro 29er

    Hi , I just bought a specialized enduro sworks 29er . Am thinking of trying 38mm 650B wide LB rims to make plus size for my enduro . wonder if it can clear the rear with 3.0 or 2.8 mm tryes . Anybody done that ?

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    Don't have the LB rims but I have the WTB I45 Scrapers with a 2.8 Nobby Nic on the rear of mine. 3.0 fit but was to tight for my liking. Got a 3.0 on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpec29 View Post
    Don't have the LB rims but I have the WTB I45 Scrapers with a 2.8 Nobby Nic on the rear of mine. 3.0 fit but was to tight for my liking. Got a 3.0 on the front.

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    Reviving an old thread. What are your thoughts on the E29 with a plus setup? Rip any tires?

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    I also run an E29 with plus setup, and I've had great luck so far. I've run I45 scrapers with 2.8 NN's, and more recently 30mm internal LB rims with 2.8 NN's. I feel like the perfect rim width for 2.8 tires is 35-38mm internal...the sidewalls are too exposed on the 40+ internal rims, and the tire is slightly too rounded on 30i rims (still performs quite well, but doesn't have a solid 'bite' when cornering). I've put ~500 miles on the 30i/2.8NN setup through rocky CO and AZ trails, and haven't had any issues with sidewall punctures/tears. I'm 185# and run 16f/19r. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks dennisbd99. Sounds like you like the switch. Any troubles with low bottom bracket height and pedal strikes in rocky terrain? I assume your shock and linkage and geometry are stock (i.e. no offset bushing or 650b linkage)?

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    You say 'troubles with BB height' but I think it is more of a solution! It definitely makes a more playful, nimble feel without losing too much of the stability that the normal setup offers.

    Pedal strikes are on par with 29er wheels when using the 650 link...noticeable at first, but you adapt to it. Correct, I'm running the 27+ wheels with the stock 29er link and no offset bushing.

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