except for the tubes.Berkley said:Advantages: traction, volume, traction
Disadvantages: HEAVY, frame/fork clearance, definitely requires DH tubes.
Well, I basically meant a thicker tube than a standard 1.95-2.125 tube. I consider a 2.5" tube a DH tube. IMO, using a normal sized tube would stretch it too much and be much more prone to pinch flats. Really depends on air pressure and riding style.fsrxc said:except for the tubes.
I've never used a DH tube in my DHF 2.7. You can get 2.5" tubes that are regular thickness (presta valve too), mine are Specialized and Continentals.