- Butcher 2.6 on 23mm Tech Enduro rim – Will I die?
I got all excited in the recent thread about tyres given that I’ve totally ruined my Butcher Control, pointing to the Specialized discounts and bought a Butcher Grid 2.6 for the front of my Rocket.
I realised that I have Hope tech Enduro rims onit which are according to the specs;
• Width: 23mm internal, 28mm external
I have a 2.3 Butcher on there at the moment as I say, but obviously these 2.6s are really meant for wider rim widths.
Will I die or anything unsavoury like that?
Posted 3 months agojoebristolSubscriber
I’ve run a 2.5” wt Maxxis DHF on a 25mm rim without any dramas before.
I’ve just swapped that DHF (which has recently been on a 30mm rim) for a 2.6” Spec Hillbilly and size wise it doesn’t look massively bigger – and most of the size looks like it’s in the knobbles rather than the casing.
So you might be ok – just the tyre will be rounder than it’s intended to be. Whether that’s a problem with that tyre design I don’t know.
I generally prefer a rounder profile as it’s more predictable when it runs out of grip / I run out of talent.
Edit – what fork is that pictured – it’s not a 32mm forked Rockshox fork is it? If so (and it’s non boost) you might be a bit tight on clearance of the fork. My hillbilly is ok through a non boost Yari though so maybe you’ll be ok.Posted 3 months agobikecuriousMember
I’ve had a 2.5 WT dhf on a 23mm rim for around a year with no issues. Just swapped it for a shorty and I’d say same about that. Obviously like Joe says it’ll be rounder than intended but I don’t think it’s likely to be an issue at my level of riding.
Fairly certain I read somewhere that some WC teams are using 2.5 WT’s on 25mm rims so I wouldn’t worry.Posted 3 months agojoebristolSubscriber
I’ve tried the 2.5wt DHF through a non boost 2017 Pike and it fit on there so you should be golden on that front. Mud guards are a little tight but still fit through the arch – just really noisy with crap being chucked up into it.
Edit – maybe it’s because I’m a bit crap, but I didn’t notice much difference with the tyre handling when I went 25mm inner width to a 30mm inner width wheel.Posted 3 months agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
I don’t think you will die but you may not like the 2.6 on such narrow rims. I have 2.6 Eliminator and Slaughter on 28mm rims and notice low tyre pressure much sooner than I do with other tyres, maybe it’s something to do with the shape or sidewalls but they get squirmy even a couple of psi under what I’d usually run.Posted 3 months agodakuanMember
I’ve got a 2.6 assegai and a 2.5 DHR on tech enduro rims. They work well enough – you won’t die. However it’s very noticable that they dont dig until until the bike is a high lean angle. In practice, while grip is high – you don’t feel like you are going to wash out, the bike turns ‘late’ and sluggishly. Ill be stickign with 2.3s until my wide rims turn up.Posted 3 months agochiefgrooveguruMember
If you were happy with a Butcher Control before, then you’ll probably like it. I found it quite fussy in terms of pressure (only a couple of psi between boingy and squirmy) on the back of my Levo but there’s a lot of load going through that as I’m not light, the ebike is heavy and the rear tyre has a harder time than the front (it was much better once I added a foam insert).Posted 2 months agotimcMember
Currently running 2.6 Butcher black Diamonds on my Hardtail & Minion 2.5WT / 2.WT Exo plus combos on my Full Sus, both on 30mm rims i might add.
I like the butchers grip & you can run low pressures well with the Black Diamond casing, the grid is too weak for my liking. I do however also find that the tyre can be a lil bit boingy as mentioned above & have also read reviews of other finding the same. Will continue to experiment with pressures! grip is great though & rolling good.Posted 2 months ago
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