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Found this on their website... A 26+ 3.0 Vee Trax Fatty in 120, 72tpi folding and 72tpi wire bead.

Trax Fatty

Very interesting...

26×3.00 (Single Compound) WB
26×3.00 (Single Compound) FB
26×3.00 (Silica Compound) FB

MSRP
26×3.00 (Weight: 930) $65-$105
 

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It is interesting because the 26+ size has no real support other than the Surly Instigator. It would lower the BB on a fat bike a bunch, and probably would not fit well in most standard 27.5 frames. I wonder what the thinking is behind these?
 

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As an owner of a surly instigator, this really intrigues me. But looking at the marketplace, I completely agree with your point.
 

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I think we will see a lot more 26+ towards 2017 models. It would make a good enduro option and will be a ble to fit on a few 27.5 bikes now and future bike frames as manufacturers realize they can sell a bike with plus v normal options. I have a Turner RFX on order and from talking to the sales rep, it should be able to handle these tires. 26 plus should even be easier to swap in and maintain geometries in a 27.5 better than a 27.5 plus in a 29. Turner bikes have already been playing around with 26+ on a few of their current 27.5 models
 

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I'm thinking that if 29" wheels were too big for some people, people are realizing that the same is true of 27.5+, so they're coming out with the plus equivalent of 650B, though there isn't really an equivalent for 26".
 

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I have tried 29, 650b, now have 29+ on a small 907. three seasons up here in Maine (pre-winter, winter, then winter again) I ride full fat.

29 and 29+ were experiments. Fun, but, just a little too big.

That leads me to 27.5+ or 26+. I can get a deal on an Instigator and will sell the 907 and go back to steel/surly.
 
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