I would just use narrower tiresjaidylim said:I recently did wet sticky muddy night mild dh riding wth my NiNER RIP9 w/ KENDA NEVS on my rear and kodiaks up front...had serious mud suck issues on the rear. I'm the only dude riding a niner. I notice that the other 26am bikes had more tire clearance. I'm looking at the INTENSE TRACER 29er and was impressed with the tire clearance. I'm thinkin of owning a LENZ LB but I saw a rear tire clearance issue!?!?