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  • Premier Icon Nipper99
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    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.


    Swift 001 by jamesanderson2010, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Nice ride Nipper 😀

    I’m running a similar set-up, 28mm Stans Flow Rims with 2.35″ Hans Dampfs. I think there’s room for a Surly Rabbit Hole and Knard tyre up front though.

    Premier Icon Clobber
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    I’m running my swift with a Knard on a dually up front.. its a lot of fun when you get the pressure correct for you.. so much grip and rolls over everything! No pic tho, I am away from home

    Edit: you need a wider fork from Sam for the Knard tho..

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’m 29+ curious… Show me your 29ers running big rims and/or tyres.

    Here’s mine currently, but I have plans to go bigger I think…

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    Interesting 🙂

    Clobber, what have your experiences been with the tyre pressures on the Knard?

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    I like it at 12-13psi but I am fairly burly, I imagine a lighter rider would require less.

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    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.

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    The new Maxxis Chronicle 29+ tyre looks like a 29×3 Ardent. That could be a great tyre.

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/03/06/taipei-cycle-show-first-look-maxxis-mammoth-and-chronicle-fat-bike-and-29-tires/

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    Anymore out there? 😀

    bikeneil
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    It might be me but all these just look like regular 29ers

    tazzymtb
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    Its only a 29+ with a knard or other 29 x 3″ rubber. A wide rim and a normal 29 tyre just makes a normal 29. The size difference is significant.

    Premier Icon Nipper99
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    So, are knards any good on say leaf mold over hardpack or other slippery conditions – looks like the would just wash out.

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    My Charge Cooker isn’t 29+ yet but I have plans to go that way. Stans Flow’s and 2.4’s are pretty good but I expect 50mm rims and 3″ tyres such as Knards or the new Maxxis Chronicles to be better :mrgreen:

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    Meta am29 with Nevegal 2.4

    OCB
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    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.

    Duffer
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    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!

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    Looks like more frames are coming out that work with 3″ / 29+ front and back this coming season. No bad thing IMO.

    Sam
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    I’ve been using Knards on Duallys up front and 2.4 Racing Ralph then Ardent) on dually in the bac back for a while now and love it. The Knards are great in hardpack to dryish loam, but don’t have a lot of bite. Word is that we will see Chronicles in the UK in October.

    I’ve found the Knard to be pretty rubbish in soft/muddy conditions, I’m waiting for better rubber before using my 29+ wheel again 🙁

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Out of curiosity, does running a 5cm bigger tyre upset the handling at all?

    Does anyone think WTB’s 650B+ has a future for this (bigger tyre on a similar external diameter to a 29er tyre)?

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    Hans Damfs on Crests

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    eddiebaby – is that a Trigger? How do you find it?

    motorman
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    44mm rims & Knards

    Premier Icon Paceman
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    I’m hoping 29″ Surly Dirt Wizards and Maxxis Chronicles will available in the UK soon. They both look they’ll give a nobblier 29+ alternative to the Surly Knard.

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    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.

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    @ Clink It is indeed a Trigger 1.
    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.

    I’ve got the same model of Swift as Nipper in medium, but with White Brothers Solid Carbon Forks [490mm A-C].

    I’m running Stans ZTR Flow front & rear, with Racing Ralphs 2.25 front & 2.40 rear.

    HTH.

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    Thanks eddiebaby – what size?

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Medium. I’m 5’10” and it is spot on.

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Travers Angus running a Rolhoff.

    Next to a 26er

    800 miles in and I’m loving it.

    http://www.traversbikes.com/

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    JohnClimber … now that’s what I’m talking about, love it 😀

    A true machine for an adventure.

    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?

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    Inbred with an ECR fork, running a Dually rim + Knard on the front and a Ringle MTX33 with a 2.4 Ardent on the back. Love it!

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    Johnclimber, is the Angus in production now?

    Motorman- I love how that 9zero7 looks; is it the angle? It looks kinda short and tall?

    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.

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    I tried a Krampus for an afternoon, at Cannock Chase.
    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.

    motorman
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    Mebbies the angle with the big wheels on it??

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    Motorman, how different do you find the 29+ Knards set up compared with the full-fat Nates?

    Nice ride by the way, another tool for adventuring and ripping up the woods :mrgreen:

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    My Charge Cooker with Rabbit Hole rims…

    My trail bike with 35mm carbon rims.

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    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)

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    What tyre pressures are you guys running with the Surly Knard? I’m using a standard tube and running at 11psi on mine, would like to try a little lower but worried about snakebite punctures.

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    [/url]DSC_0099 by ssboggy1, on Flickr[/img]

    Just borrowed some Swift forks and a Knard off a mate to try on the front of the singlespeed, only done a couple of rides so far but lovin it.

    Pressure is about 15psi and running tubeless

    martinh
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    Paceman – I usually run 10-11 but have been as low as 9 without a problem so far. Not ridden anything rocky at 9 though, only roots

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