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Well with the fat tires the outer diameter is about the same as a 29er. Some people run them with the fat front and a regular 29er wheel in the rear.

I doubt they'll make a 29er rim for a fat tire though. That seems like it'd be like a 32er...
 

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7daysaweek said:
Well with the fat tires the outer diameter is about the same as a 29er. Some people run them with the fat front and a regular 29er wheel in the rear.

I doubt they'll make a 29er rim for a fat tire though. That seems like it'd be like a 32er...
Trying to understand what you're saying about the fat front. ?
 

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He means that with the added fatter tire the overall diameter almost comes out to the same as a 29er. But hmmm.... a 29er pugsley and they thought it was hard to figure out the geometry for a regular 29er...:p
 

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zarr said:
Trying to understand what you're saying about the fat front. ?
Some people run a regular pugsley wheel and tire on the front (fat tire on 26 inch large marge wheel) while they have a regular 29er wheel and tire in the rear.
 

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So you mean you could run a Pugsley fork and front wheel on a 29er frame?
 

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At 447mm, the Pugsley fork would not be the right axle-crown length for most 29er frames.

What 7daysaweek is talking about is strictly with regard to the Pugsley frame and fork together. And what he is saying is that since the outside diameter of an Endomorph tire on a 26" rim is very close to the outside diameter of a 29" wheel/tire combo, you can run both on the without screwing up the geometry. Rock-crushing roll-over-everything-ness in front, less weight in back.
 

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Great name....

Wish I Were Riding said:
Isn't Salsa going to offer a fork soon to do this called the Enabler? It should have normal 468mm A-2-C heights.
... the Enabler. Love it. I got a good chuckle from that.

Yeah, a Pugs wheel is pretty ridiculously big already (in a good way). I can't imagine wrapping that much rubber around a 700c rim. That would be crazy.

The other issue might be that there just isn't equipment out there to vulcanize a bike tire that big. Also, no 100mm wide 700c rim.
 
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My XL pug is already 30+ pounds - with XC Large Marge drilled rims, some ti bits, thomson, etc - nothing overly heavy. A 29er pug would be 1-2 pounds more in rim/tube/tire, and the standover....wow. I'm no weight weenie, but the bike is already vertically challenged enough.
 

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Doesnt the Pug frame have a big offset on the wheels so there is no chain rub? I thought I saw a photo with standard wheels on it and they were pushed severely to the other side.

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