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  • #1813
    bighitdon
    Participant

    ‘ello all.

    I was chatting up a guy on Pinkbike and he said something about his homegrown fitting 26+ and immediately rethought my extremely custom 27.5 conversion. So, before I take on *another* project… I figured I’d ask the community if there’s any valid data on this.

    For the record, I have an 01 comp frame in 17″

    Cheers!

    #5780
    bikeric
    Participant

    I don’t have a 2000 or newer Homegrown to check clearance with, BUT my 17″ 1998 hardtail will fit 26×2.8″ Maxxis DHR tires.  Only good for 1x setups as the tire would hit a front derailleur.  I’ll post up pics tomorrow.

    #5783
    livernose
    Participant

    I have a 2001 Limited I built as a 27.5. I used  Schwalbe  Thunder Burt 2.10 with enough clearance  in the rear to put a little fender on it to protect the frame. I used a Manitou 27.5 fork in the front and   didn’t like it. It sat the front end too high for my liking, so I switched back to a 2004 Rockshox SID. Designed for a 26″ wheel, but has enough clearance to run 27.5 tires on it.

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    #5786
    livernose
    Participant

    I’d like to see the photos. 2.8 is a meaty tire.

     

    #5787
    bighitdon
    Participant

    Well, I ordered a surly dirt wizard in 26×2.75 so we’ll see what happens in my 01 frame.

    Cheers!

    #5789
    bikeric
    Participant

    Pics as promised:

    [url=https://imgur.com/TXf2sOp][img]http://i.imgur.com/TXf2sOp.jpg[/img][/url]

    [url=https://imgur.com/ZmX0WO9][img]http://i.imgur.com/ZmX0WO9.jpg[/img][/url]

    [url=https://imgur.com/9hBnpl1][img]http://i.imgur.com/9hBnpl1.jpg[/img][/url]

    [url=https://imgur.com/XiycFVy][img]http://i.imgur.com/XiycFVy.jpg[/img][/url]

    [url=https://imgur.com/rn2z0vE][img]http://i.imgur.com/rn2z0vE.jpg[/img][/url]

    [url=https://imgur.com/LaWA0Ea][img]http://i.imgur.com/LaWA0Ea.jpg[/img][/url]

    #5790
    tomatoadmin
    Keymaster

    Huh, I guess all the narrow tire requirements I was remembering were before 1X was a thing.  *fool*

    Now I need to check my parts inventory and get some tires…

    #5791
    bikeric
    Participant

    It helped to have the tire somewhat deflated to get it through the brake posts.  I then pumped it up to 40psi.  I would probably lower to 30psi in real life, but I wanted to see if it stretched out.

    Also, that’s my paint project frame back from sand-blast.  I’m going to try and paint it again when the weather warms up.

    #5794
    tomatoadmin
    Keymaster

    Gotcha. Will be interesting to see if there’s any rub due to tire/rim flex.
    I was going to say the frame was looking good blasted!

    #5797
    bighitdon
    Participant

    Well, my 01 fits the 2.75 Surly, it’s tight, but encouraging enough that I might try to squeeze a Ranger 2.8 in there.

    So now I have another mad scientist project stuck in my head… JUST what I needed. 

     

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    #5804
    livernose
    Participant

    WOW!

    #5813
    dyebhai
    Participant

    I don’t have pics, but I put a 2.8 Ranger on an 01 Factory, using Flow MKIII rims. Works fine.

    #5814
    bighitdon
    Participant

    I’m not familiar with that rim. Do you know the width? I’ve been a fan of wider rims, so I’m curious if you think that 2.8 is too tight for a 30mm rim width.

     

    Cheers!

    #5815
    dyebhai
    Participant

    The Flow MKIII is 29 mm internal. 30 external is about as narrow as I would go for a 2.8, but it’s doable.

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