- Let's see your 29+/650B+ & other "Nearly-Fat" Bikes
Here’s the new set up…
The Alfine was faultless, easiest set up of any gear system I’ve used! Fit the wheel, hook up cable and take up any slack with the barrel adjuster. Easy peasy 🙂
I used a Paccenti DL31 rim (currently £40 at On-One), Sapim spokes, and used a 2 cross pattern due to the large flanges. The Knard went on the 31mm rim easily. I know Surly say a minimum of 35mm, but I didn’t have any issues at my normal pressure of about 15 psi. If anything the fact it made the tyre profile rounder meant that it cut through the slop a bit better.Posted 5 years agorosscopecoMember
ir_bandito – Member
on one carbon forks which have ‘just’ enough room
Which forks? 29er or Fatty?
I’m running the on one monocoque fork with a Dually rim and there’s maybe 4-5mm each side to spare. It clogs a bit now that the mud fest is here but I’m not too bothered by that. The Chronicle should be here by the end of the week so the fingers are still crossed. In an ideal world I’d maybe go for their new FAT fork or if money was flush I’d go for the Niner ROS9 carbon fork which I believe has a little more room to play with.
It’s a third hand ‘hand-me-down’ Knard so it’s balder than Kojack! As such it’s not the most confidence inspiring when in deep mud but then again I’m struggling to think of a tyre that is. On wet roots / rocks I’ve not had anything that rattled me too much. If it does slip on something then you’re usually over the obstacle and onto firmer ground by the time your sphincter starts twitching.Posted 5 years ago
I don’t think a knard on a crest is a good idea, flow-ex width seems to be about minimum for a knard.
You need at least 25mm internal rim width really to get the most out of 29+ tyres, ideally 35mm or more.
You might get away with the fork clearance, or if not most of the newer rigid forks coming out are now 29+ friendly. A Knard on a 50mm rim fitted no problem on the front of my old Charge Cooker rigid…Posted 5 years ago
Sold on the Grey Karate Monkey frame set, bought a used Pugsley frame set, offset the Krampus wheel set adding a 135mm Surly hub up front, an On One 100mm square taper BB, and now running 2.5 Minions both ends with HUGE mud clearance until i get another pair of 3″ 29+ skins, and i can also add 4″ fat wheels when needed 🙂
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Very nice ride Mal-ec 😀
takisawa2 – Member
Anyone fitted a 2.3/2.4 “normal” tyre on a Dually rim…
Keen to know if they get any wider or just flatter.
They come up wider with a full profile (see the rear tyre on Mal-ec’s phot above). They lack the volume and floaty feel of proper 3″ 29+ tyres though.Posted 5 years agosinglespeedstuSubscriberpinetreeMember
Does anyone still use 26+? What’s the general consensus?
I’ve been in Southern Bavaria the past few days, and on Tuesday borrowed a fat bike and went for a ride with a mate in the proper deep snow.Posted 5 years ago
Being a bit critical of them, I was really hoping not to like it…
It was a lot of fun, but we were riding down the side of a mountain on a trail which was up to my knees in powder. That doesn’t happen often if you live in SW England like I do, so I certainly wouldn’t have a full fatty. It got me thinking though… I have access to a 650b frame with sliding dropouts, which can also accommodate a 29″ wheel, would a 26+ fit?
The following day I was chatting to a dude who had such a set of wheels (26″, 50mm rim, and 2.8″ tyre) so we tried it, and it fitted with bags of room to spare. Could possibly even go 3″ wide.
I was really hoping it wouldn’t fit, so I could put the idea to bed. Now that I know it fits though, I think I’m gonna have to get one…mosSubscriberepicycloSubscriber
Paceman – Member
^^^ Love the paintjob on your Surly 1×1 Epicyclo ^^^
What’s the framebag you’re using?
The paint job appeals to the long lost petrolhead in me. 🙂
Framebag is a cheapie from eBay, about £15. Seems to be holding up ok, and amazingly waterproof. I’ve left the bike out in some howlers and expected to find water in the bag, but no sign of it.Posted 4 years ago
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