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Not sure of the best place for this question so I am posting to the 29er forum and Fat Bike forum...
I have a steel 29er frame that I would like to use as the basis of a "plump" bike. I am currently running with WW LTs on Velocity Blunt rims, but I would like to gain some more width and ability to run at lower pressures for snow / sand riding.

My first thought is to lace up some Kris Holm 29" Freeride (47mm wide) and mount up the WW LTs or maybe a Racing Ralph 2.4 or Ardent 2.4. Has anyone tried this? pictures? measurements?

My other option is to try and go the route of Large Marge 26" rims + 2.5" or 2.7" downhill tire. I'm not sure how well this will work though; I measured my frame and the chainstays narrow to ~70mm where the 26" tire casing would be... not much room...

So, which option is likely to provide more float?
I know the "right" answer is to just get a Pugsley / Fatback / etc... but that is not an option right now.

Thanks for your input!
 

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There's plenty of info out there if you search for it. Here is one of the more interesting threads on the topic though, IMO.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=135830&highlight=ultrasport

It's from right around the time that 29ers, Endos and 26 x 3" downhill tires were all being raced pretty heavily. There's a bunch more out there. Use advanced search and search terms like "chubby bike", "29er fat bike", "snow bike", etc
 
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