- 29+ curious… Show me your 29ers running big rims and/or tyres
2.35 Noby Nic on the front with 2.2 Conti Race King on the back (both equal volume but the NN is wide to the outside of the knobs) on AM all mountain wheels (28mm wide. I think the NN comes up as big as you can get without going to something like a Knard.Posted 3 years agojamesoSubscriber
Posted 3 years ago
The usual 2.4″ Ardent on P35s, enough for rocky stuff and seemed huge to me a couple of yrs back but just normal now. Would like a 45-50mm rim and something like the new Maxxis 3″ or a 650B+ up front for the rougher rides but not sure I’m fussed about any more at the back, geometry compromises considered etc.
The new Maxxis Chronicle 29+ tyre looks like a 29×3 Ardent. That could be a great tyre.Posted 3 years agoOCBMember
My Swift with 2.4 Conti Mountain Kings (Mk1’s) on Salsa ‘semi’ rims (30mm).
The fork is a Salsa Enabler fork (135mm OLN), so the 2.4 front might look a bit lost in there, but (in my experience) those tyres do feel pretty substantial, and offer tons of grip. The plan was to go to a fat-front/29+ at some stage, but I’m dithering, as I keep getting distracted by fat bikes. I’m not sure I’d notice quite enough of a difference (just) going to 29+ now.Posted 3 years agoDufferMember
My Inbred will have a very similar setup to James’ Jones up there. 2.4″ Chunky Monkeys on P35 rims. P35s will take a Knard also, so perhaps i’ll have to experiment one day (obviously i’ll never get a Knard in the back of an Inbred).
I’ll post some pictures up when they arrive!Posted 3 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
I’ve a Dually/Knard combo on the front of my Fortitude with a Flow rim (large) 2.1″ out back.
The front set up is really confidence inspiring, even more so (IMHO) than a suspension fork, for just ploughing through things.
No idea what PSI I’m running. Enough to reduce squirm.
The front set up replaced a 2.4 Ardent on a Flow. There really is no comparison – the Knard is huge!
Wouldn’t want to try a Knard on anything narrower than a Dually.Posted 3 years ago
@ Clink It is indeed a Trigger 1.Posted 3 years ago
My opinions may be a bit valueless as its my first bouncy bike and I’ve not done any decent trail yet but here goes.
It is fast. Very fast on the Ridgway. Running it in 80mm mode at the back seems fine but get a moderate descent and flick into Flow mode and it like the bike settles into armchair mode.
Hardly done any decent stuff yet, mainly just Ridgway and commute but I only want to ride this bike.
Going to Swinley this Thursday, wait for an update. Just gone tubeless – only valves and sealant needed as the rest is already set up. Minor creak from BB sorted by tensioning BB Preload. 600 miles, no issues.Bruise WilliesMember
Motorman- I love how that 9zero7 looks; is it the angle? It looks kinda short and tall?Posted 3 years ago
Any excuse to post a pic of mine! This has a Velocity P35 on the front with a Knard. Theyr’e good tyres, but I think more of a heavy touring/dry trail tyre. Been finding out its limitations recently-
Wet rock, no.
Thick dust, no.
Packed dirt, damp sand, woodland, gravel, all that sort of thing is right where it’s comfortable.
To be honest, although the P35 is ok, I really do think the wider Duallys and Rabbit Holes would definitely help bring out its good qualities. Plan is to save for a Dually and bring the P35 to the back.takisawa2Subscriber
I tried a Krampus for an afternoon, at Cannock Chase.Posted 3 years ago
I thought the Knard was fine.
Didn’t find it woefully lacking on any particular terrain.
As a bike, it was ace but the frame is a bit of a gate. If they could shed a pound or so, do a nice 853 version for example, it would be nice.JohnClimberSubscriber
futon river crossing – Member
Holy crap – the BB looks really high on that! Loving the look of it though! How does the rear end compare to a normal high vol 29er tyre?
It’s an EBB so could be lowered a about 1/2″ if needed as it is at the top ATM.
As for rear end clearance the Angus/Rudy Fat is built for mud (unlike the USA made 29er+’s)
Posted 3 years ago
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