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    The 32" wheel size is here to stay.

    Good news for anyone who finds 29" too small and 36" a bit too much.

    Nimbus is releasing a 32" version of their Nightrider tire and a new 32" Dominator 2 rim to match. They should be arriving at the UDC stores around, or a bit after Easter.

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    Now that that is out of the way we need Todd and Walt to collaborate on getting us a more off-roadable version.

    I am excited to see the 32" size finally get a quality option now that Kent and Wal-Mart got the ball rolling.
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    I've been interested in trying 32s ever since I saw the Wal-mart bikes. I'm 6'2" and I think a rigid 32er could be a lot of fun if these rims are strong enough for true off-road riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericpulvermacher View Post
    Good news for anyone who finds 29" too small and 36" a bit too much.

    I am excited to see the 32" size finally get a quality option now that Kent and Wal-Mart got the ball rolling.
    More power to ya, think I'm good for now.

    And not picking on you but this is pretty funny.
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    I'm in. 6'5". 35" inseam. Finally won't look like I'm on a BMX bike.
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    Geeze, at this rate we'll be back on Penny farthings in no time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    And not picking on you but this is pretty funny.
    When I read what I write I generally notice bad grammer. Spelling? Not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JACKL View Post
    I've been interested in trying 32s ever since I saw the Wal-mart bikes. I'm 6'2" and I think a rigid 32er could be a lot of fun if these rims are strong enough for true off-road riding.
    It will be strong, but heavy by bike standards. Extrapolating from the 36" rim the new ones will be based on it should be right around 1kg. The tire is expected to be just shy of 1450g.

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    I think I'd take a hot knife to that thing and try to open up the tread more and lose some weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericpulvermacher View Post
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    It will be strong, but heavy by bike standards. Extrapolating from the 36" rim the new ones will be based on it should be right around 1kg. The tire is expected to be just shy of 1450g.
    Untie indeed. I'm 225 and have never been able to tell any difference between light and heavy wheels, so not worried about that. I wouldn't expect a 32" bike to be the fastest bike I own, but it might be fun.

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    I will leave it at that...
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    I wanna meet the ogor who can't fit on a 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfudge02 View Post
    I wanna meet the ogor who can't fit on a 29er
    want to go to a basketball game? A volleyball game maybe?
    I thought I was tall at 6'6" but heck, in the last 3 or 4 years I started to build bikes 100% for tall riders, I feel short now.
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    I'm currently working towards a 32" build on a production frame. Stay tuned .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATRG3 View Post
    I'm currently working towards a 32" build on a production frame. Stay tuned .
    You mean shoving 32" wheelset into a 29 (+?) existing frame?
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    That might or might not have just happened this evening.

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    The front wheel had room left in the suspension adjusted fork. The rear wheel just barely fit slammed forward in the dropout. One pair of Monkey Nuts made more than enough room for the fender.

    So far so good. It feels like a truck, but this bike was always supposed to be a truck. With the junk I currently carry on it, weight is 48lb. This includes a chain and padlock, and a battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATRG3 View Post
    The front wheel had room left in the suspension adjusted fork. The rear wheel just barely fit slammed forward in the dropout. One pair of Monkey Nuts made more than enough room for the fender.

    So far so good. It feels like a truck, but this bike was always supposed to be a truck. With the junk I currently carry on it, weight is 48lb. This includes a chain and padlock, and a battery.
    battery?!

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    Why stop at 32" - go for broke!

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    I have wondered what that kind of execution would look like. What size do we reckon those tires are?

    My battery isn't really that huge, might be a pound at the most. Just a USB power pack. The lock and cable probably weigh 2lb. Fenders maybe a couple more. The wheels aren't light though, that's for sure, WalMart tires make sure of that. Rear hub's something too. Didn't feel awful, but I suppose it all adds up. This was never supposed to be a lightweight. I'll see how high it goes when I put racks and bags on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATRG3 View Post
    The front wheel had room left in the suspension adjusted fork. The rear wheel just barely fit slammed forward in the dropout. One pair of Monkey Nuts made more than enough room for the fender.

    So far so good. It feels like a truck, but this bike was always supposed to be a truck. With the junk I currently carry on it, weight is 48lb. This includes a chain and padlock, and a battery.
    Congrats! That's pretty awesome. I just finally assembled and test rode (in the parking lot) my titanium proto purposely built (at UBI) for the 32" wheelset. Will post pics soon as I'm bringing these to the market in a few weeks via a crowdfunding campaign (like I did for the DirtySixer 36er)!
    :-)
    Stay tuned!
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    Sounds very nice. What all can you tell us about this project? Ie what kind of bike will this be?

    I do have to say that at 5'11" / 180cm I am finding this size to push the limits of how big of a wheel I really want. Though I have some ergonomic updates planned that might make it a little easier to manage. And the cheapo tires really are bricks. I have half a mind to take a Dremel to them. If I keep going on this size, I see someday upgrading the tires, but keeping the narrower rims. I can't say I would go for a hardtail in this wheel size, at least at my height. The wagon-wheel effect is noticeable. It's making me back off from my interest in 29x4 and settle down more towards 27.5x4 and 29+.

    But the wheels, tires, rims, tubes, and spokes combined cost slightly more than just one Nimbus 32" rim. Not bad for an experiment. I took this bike on a 32mi combined mountain and road ride, and it never let me down.

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    The Nimbus NightRider tires are so much better than the solid rubber from the original wheelset.... you should try to get those.
    I'm going to post a new thread about the new 32er DirtySixer in a few.
    :-)

    Edit: here is the link introducing the 32er DirtySixer (LINK)
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