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The 2.2" Wolverine is pretty wide, too--it's more of a high volume casing than aggressive knobs, though.
 

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Hardtails Are Better said:
Anyone have any word of a true 650b DH tire in the pipeline? I WILL be giving 650b a go on my DH bike if/when that happens.
650b DH tires would bring an unfair advantage. They would be banned as being "too fast for safety". 650b's roll hits and rail so much easier, they'd have to make flatter and tighter courses to keep the speeds down for the sport classes.

Regarding the OP, the Kenda 2.35 is the biggest.

IMO, the Pacenti Neo-Moto 2.3 has a better feel of cornering grip, and certainly roll and climb easier.
 

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derby said:
They would be banned as being "too fast for safety". 650b's roll hits and rail so much easier, they'd have to make flatter and tighter courses to keep the speeds down for the sport classes.
Reminds me of a womens world cup DH ski race where they put in more turns to make it "safer". Result was more DNF's caused by crashes.
 

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derby said:
650b DH tires would bring an unfair advantage. They would be banned as being "too fast for safety".
Right, Just like rear suspension got banned. Some movements cause evolution in revolutionary ways. I also plan on running a 650B front wheel on my son's DH bike when tires are available :thumbsup: . KIRK WE NEED A DH/FR TIRE!
 

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derby said:
650b DH tires would bring an unfair advantage. They would be banned as being "too fast for safety". 650b's roll hits and rail so much easier, they'd have to make flatter and tighter courses to keep the speeds down for the sport classes.
I'm a little drunk so maybe my sarcasm meter is a little off, but I sure hope you're kidding.

Honestly half the reason I want to try 650b wheels on the big bike is to get the BB up a little. at 12.8-12.9 depending on setup with 26s it is stupid low for a full blown DH race bike. 650bs would leave it still pretty low even by modern standards, but a little less insane, and the rolling benefits could be a big plus too. Honestly I've never been on a 650b bike of any intended use so it'll be a bit of a shot in the dark for me if/ when the appropriate tire thing happens but I'll be waiting.
 

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Hardtails Are Better said:
....maybe my sarcasm meter is a little off, but I sure hope you're kidding...
Yes, kidding about slowing the courses. I should have put a smilie face there.. :)
 

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It may be a joke, but Derby is only half sarcastic, its a precedent that world sport governing bodies meddle with equipment advances /venues in the name of safety. It happened with shaped skis on the World Cup, and skin suits in MTB DH already.God knows whats next.:nono:
 

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Kinda off topic but....

...on the opposite side of the spectrum is the Quasi-Moto still the narrowest 650B offering available in an off-road tire?

I'm thinking of a 2nd 650B build up around a frame that has tons of seatstay clearance but around the chain stays not so much. I was able to fit my WTB 2.2 wheel but the lugs buzzed/rubbed the chainstay. I'm thinking a narrower tire would git'r done but test fitting tires is an expensive task to undertake.
 

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Kinda slightly off-topic, but....

Ratman said:
...on the opposite side of the spectrum is the Quasi-Moto still the narrowest 650B offering available in an off-road tire?

I'm thinking of a 2nd 650B build up around a frame that has tons of seatstay clearance but around the chain stays not so much. I was able to fit my WTB 2.2 wheel but the lugs buzzed/rubbed the chainstay. I'm thinking a narrower tire would git'r done but test fitting tires is an expensive task to undertake.
...not really. Where can I get WWolverines? :confused:
 

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A full-on DH 650B would be good - bigger still would be better.. I'd like to fit a really big 650B front to a rigid 26" or a 29" to see how it rides. Kind of like the fat-front Jones bikes you see, but less over-weight - Larrys just seem a bit ott for dirt use to me. Or, like a 69er but with a more balanced look.

A 3", tall 650B tyre would open up a load more opttions and just widen the appeal of the 650B rim size imo.
 

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In my garbage can, if you get them before the trash man comes tomorrow.
DW, give us your feedback on the Wolves. I have nothing but good things to say about them here in the 4 Corners.
 

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I've been running Wolverine 2.2 F & R on my Brodie SS for several weeks now. The WTBs are my 3rd set of 650b (brand/model) tires cuz I was trying to see how wide I could go before the dreaded C-stay rub. The high volume Wolves performed pretty well in the recent wet, EC trail conditions (for a low knob tires). Hooked up on most climb/decent, but to keep from rubbing I had to run real scary low pressure, and yet when bumped up like 10psi they remained fast/efficient rollers on less tech/flat sections. Anyway... Though I was pleased with the weight and performance/ride of the Wolverines I had to swap them out, because the high volume casing the Wolverines were in fact rubbing slightly at the c-stays. I removed them today and installed a mixed set of Neo Motos 2.3/2.1
BTW: Anyone want to trade a lightly used (13hr max) set of WTBs for a like condition Schwalbe RR-2.5" or Panaracer Fire XC Pro-2.1"? Trade-Only

DW, give us your feedback on the Wolves. I have nothing but good things to say about them here in the 4 Corners.
 
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