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  1. #1
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    Need Help with Tire Selection for new 27.5 wheelset

    I have a set of new Spank Wheels with Factor Hubs being built for my Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5+. I'm currently running the stock wheels with the WTB rangers 3.0 that came with it. They have been bombproof and surprised me many times. The only issue I've had is the feeling like they are trying to roll off the rims when I'm riding berms at high speed.

    I was thinking about going to a 2.8 for a little less rolling resistance and a faster tire but I'm concerned about dropping the BB height and having more pedal strikes. Is this something I should be worried about? Also would I lose the "squishy/cush " feeling when rolling over rocks and roots?

    What are suggestions for both 2.8 and 3.0? Different tires dur frogg and rear? Looking at the Maxxus HR II and the Rekons as well.

  2. #2
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    if the bike is optimized for 3" tires, why not just get faster 3" tires?
    Nobby Nic
    Rocket Ron

    Edit: Sorry, missed the comment about rolling over.
    FYI some Schwalbe + tires have Apex sidewalls which should give more support.
    Last edited by fsrxc; 10-04-2018 at 11:44 AM.

  3. #3
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    If your tyres are folding over in the corners you probably need more psi or wider rims. If your new rims are wider than your current rims then 3.0" might be fine.

    +1 for Nobby Nic's, heaps of predictable grip and roll really well.

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    I was checking out some Bontrager XR4 3.0 the other day on a friend's bike that looked good. They have a 2.8 in 27.5.

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    hm.. you might want to check xix wheels. available in black machined and silver machined xix wheels

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