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    New question here. High-volume 29x2.6" & 29x2.8" tires

    So, I'm coming from 29+ 29x3.0" but still would like to run a higher volume tires on my trail/mini-enduro bike.

    There's pretty much large selection of 29x2.6 tires but as far as I've read most of them aren't really true to size and measures more like tall 2.4. But some are bigger than others.

    For example, I'm interested to trying 29x2.6 WT Dissector, Forekaster, Assegai. Also how big 29x2.5WT agressor is? Rekon+? Ikon 2.6WT?

    I know WTB Vigilante 29x2.8" & Trail Boss 29x2.6 are pretty much true to size more or less and have heard they have bigger volume compared to most maxxis 29x2.6.

    I heard Vittoria 29x2.6 mtb tires aren't even close to 2.6" and all run very small.

    Not sure about other tires made by Vee, Terrene and Onza.

    I have a great i40 carbon wheelset I would like to keep using.

    Please share your experience

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    I have 120tpi 29x2.6" Maxxis Rekons and they are true to size on 25mm rim

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    2.6 on i40 is really pushing it. I'd be looking at 2.8's for sure.

    FWIW, the specy butcher / purgatory combo on i35 wheels measure at 2.6+, with the butcher grid trail hitting in at 2.68.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mebaru View Post
    I heard Vittoria 29x2.6 mtb tires aren't even close to 2.6" and all run very small.
    The 2.6 Mezcals are large, and work great on 40i rims. Vittoria's other 2.6s, not so much.

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    My 29x2.6in WTB vigilante measures nearly 2.75”. I’d say about 2.71” at trail pressures and this is on 29mm ID rims.

    If you’re looking for volume, they’ve got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirsa View Post
    I have 120tpi 29x2.6" Maxxis Rekons and they are true to size on 25mm rim
    Huh. Mine only measured 2.43 on an i25.5 rim. Maxxis are undersized in my experience, except the Ikon.

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    Ok, thanks everybody for input.
    I've recently boot Maxxis Dissector 2.6" WT front and Aggressor 2.5" WT on my i40 rims. I'm happy to report both a a hair smaller but mostly true to size on wide rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaStoke View Post
    The 2.6 Mezcals are large, and work great on 40i rims. Vittoria's other 2.6s, not so much.
    Thanks. I heard they are really prone to punctures. What's your experience with Mezcals?

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    XR 2(2 versions), 4, 5 are 120tpi.
    SE 2, 4(2 versions), 5 are 60tpi.
    All 29 x 2.6.
    30 day test with refund if it isn't what you want.

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