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  • Ecky-Thump
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    Contemplating an imminent purchase and the only variable that I still need to decide over is the rear wheel size.
    Mud clearance is the concern if I go for a 27.5″.

    Frame will be a 301 Mk 11 in XL
    At the front, I’ll be going for 27.5″ Pike with 27.5″ wheel.

    Long shot I know, but does anybody have a pic showing clearance around either 26″ or 27.5″ rear wheel in an XL 301, with something like a 2.35″ dual-ply Minion or Hans Dampf on a nice wide rim.

    Ta

    Hicksy
    Member

    If you’re looking to buy a frame, Bromley Bike Co. are currently doing MK11’s at £1349 and MK10’s at £1149 – their website says different, but that’s what they are selling them for in the shop – I know as I bought one today! Can’t yet help with the tyre clearance thing though, as I now need to save up for the other bits!

    Hob Nob
    Member

    On an XL, you ‘should’ be fine, as the chainstays are longer.

    The 650b large I rode for a while with 2.3 HR2’s was appalling for clearance. There was literally 1-2mm around the chainstay by the BB, and that was on a normal width rim (Arch EX). If you stuck a wide rim on it, I doubt it would spin freely.

    Can’t you run 29″ on the Mk 11 XL too?

    I have a Mk 8 Large and am running a 2.4 Fat Albert on a Syncros DPS32 rim and there’s still loads of clearance. However, I suspect thatis not the slightest use to you 🙂

    vv @ Hicksy – noted. BTW the Bromley Bikes deals are all on Ebay.

    Hicksy
    Member

    Just the XXL I believe.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    I’ve got 27.5 wheels on my xl 301, I’ll send yiu a pic later, it’s got hans dampf on and the clearance is fine

    boltonjon
    Member

    I ran a 2.7″ High Roller on a 26″ rim on a MK10 XL for a while – great clearance

    Quality bike – enjoy!

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Pics sent, dosnet look a lot on the pics I sent ,but ran It on a v muddy ride last week without a problem

    Ecky-Thump
    Member

    Thanks easygirl, I’ll get a look at your e-mail tonight.

    Premier Icon closetroadie
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    What rims are you thinking of using?

    ferrit
    Member

    Had mine for a while now (26″ wheels):

    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/liteville-301-ride-review-after-a-week-on-the-transprovence-signposting-team

    Been running 2.35 Maxxis High-Rollers, Minions, Crossmarks and Ardents on it – loads of tyre clearance on the rear – no issues with clogging.

    Ecky-Thump
    Member

    closetroadie,
    I’m splashing out on a Syntace W35 MX rim.

    https://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=2412

    Cheers ferrit, I’d already seen that thread.
    I can see there’s plenty of room with a 26″ wheel. Just wondering how much less there would be if I went for a 650B rear.
    I’ll not be able to see easygirl’s pics until I get home. I’ll take a look then and see if that gets me any nearer a decision.
    (Front will be the same 650B Syntace W35 with a 160mm Pike)

    vonplatz
    Member

    Did you finally work this out? I’m looking at running a 2.25 nobbly nick (already bought) on a syntace w35 27,5 rear wheel on a large frame. I’m dubious about clearance but I’d much rather have the same wheel size each end.

    Hob Nob
    Member

    Here you go. 2.25 – 27.5″ NN.

    Hope you don’t ride in mud 😉

    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/9822694/

    vonplatz
    Member

    Thanks a lot! I’m actually lucky enough to live in central Spain where most trails are hard pack most of the time. Getting pretty excited about the build!

    Ecky-Thump
    Member

    Hob Nob’s pic confirms my suspicions. A little too tight for my liking.
    26″ rear it will be.

    godzilla
    Member

    Has anyone seen any deals on these in Large please?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    bromley bike’s ebay store is the place to look.

    godzilla
    Member

    Already hit them up, all mediums 🙁

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