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Over at the 29er forum a couple of guys are having problems fitting 2.2" tires in the Paradox. And Paradox is designed for pretty fat tires.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=632779

What is up with that? Are some tires shaped so that they won't fit, or are some combinations of tyre and rim producing unusually tall tires? Or are there some Paradox non-drive-side chainstays out there that are out of spec?

Also, looks as if SLX FD-M661 does not fit with a 2.2" Nevegal.

... hate to see there's people who are not quite happy with their Banshees ...
 

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There's your answer.

Btw, I hate speculation threads but f--king love my Paradox!

It's like riding a hardtail with front suspension for the very first time and sudenly realizing what you've been missing your entire life. Anyone remember that moment?
 

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<SL4YER>RuLz said:
There's your answer.

Btw, I hate speculation threads but f--king love my Paradox!

It's like riding a hardtail with front suspension for the very first time and sudenly realizing what you've been missing your entire life. Anyone remember that moment?
Rockin 2.25 Ardents (just because they were lying around) on Arches on my Paradox with plenty of room. Also running a high clamp, XT FD from the spare box with the pull arm chopped off... Blackspire Stinger... No probs. It is a tough 26lb package.

Love the Paradox.
 

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<sL4yEr>RuLz said:
There's your answer.
Where?

I don't need the answer myself. But I figured that having an answer would be a good thing.
 

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perttime said:
Over at the 29er forum a couple of guys are having problems fitting 2.2" tires in the Paradox. And Paradox is designed for pretty fat tires.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=632779

What is up with that? Are some tires shaped so that they won't fit, or are some combinations of tyre and rim producing unusually tall tires? Or are there some Paradox non-drive-side chainstays out there that are out of spec?

Also, looks as if SLX FD-M661 does not fit with a 2.2" Nevegal.

... hate to see there's people who are not quite happy with their Banshees ...
I think you are refering to a post I made... I hate to admit it, but I'm a freaking idiot!

I made two stupid mistakes. I ordered an SLX FD-M667 but upon closer inspection I realized that I received the incorrect front derailleur, an SLX FD-665 which has a way wider body. The second mistake I made, this one is really embarrassing, is that the drop-outs have a really tight fit. I just had the bare frame in the stand when I tried putting the wheel with the 2.2 Nevegal in which did not give me enough leverage. When I gave it a good shove & the wheel went all the way into the dropouts the Nevegal fit fine, probably about 3/8" clearance on each side at the tightest point.

I'm going to try & pick up the right front derailleur today, I suspect it will work just fine with a Nevegal.
 

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josh zollinger said:
I think you are refering to a post I made...
Your's was one. Good thing you got it sorted.

There was another one but I am not sure if it was more of a cosmetic thing with clearance not being symmetrical.
 

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I have 2.35 Rampages wtih Flows on mine. Seem fine to me but have not tried it with a lot of mud. I also dremeled off the low pull part of my slx der for more clearance.
 

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Tongue and cheek

Sorry, only stating that 3 days had gone by since your original post. :)

Also, my response came after a beer-fueled, rip-roarin, Paradox session. ;)

Anyways, I'm running a SRAM X-9 derailleur with a 2.3 Eskar 2bliss with Stan's Flow rims (plenty of beef).

I thought maybe I could run a 2.4 Purgatory (and it would definitely fit), but occasionally (especially when climbing in 22x34), I get rubbing. I'm not sure if it's on the derailleur or chain stay, but it doesn't really bother me.

perttime said:
Where?

I don't need the answer myself. But I figured that having an answer would be a good thing.
 
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