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I currently have Kenda BG 2.35 (Stick-E, kevler, non-UST) with my Marzocchi AM-1 fork, and it has sufficient tire clearance.

Now I'd like to know if my '05 AM-1 fork can accept Kenda Nevegal 2.5 (Stick-E, kevler, non-UST) without any rubbing on the fork arch/legs.

Anyone tried this tire on this fork? I don't know what's the biggest tire I can fit on this fork.

Thanks for the info in advance,
- PiroChu
 

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PiroChu said:
I currently have Kenda BG 2.35 (Stick-E, kevler, non-UST) with my Marzocchi AM-1 fork, and it has sufficient tire clearance.

Now I'd like to know if my '05 AM-1 fork can accept Kenda Nevegal 2.5 (Stick-E, kevler, non-UST) without any rubbing on the fork arch/legs.

Anyone tried this tire on this fork? I don't know what's the biggest tire I can fit on this fork.

Thanks for the info in advance,
- PiroChu
Yes, it'll fit. I run a 2.5 Blue Groove in mine which is just slightly wider than the Nevegal. I've had a 2.7 Mobster in it too. It's about the same size as a Nevegal also.
 

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Yes, it'll fit. I run a 2.5 Blue Groove in mine which is just slightly wider than the Nevegal. I've had a 2.7 Mobster in it too. It's about the same size as a Nevegal also.
i used to run a 2.5 nevegal on an am1 until i found the bg to be better on the front. the nevegal is a close fit on the am1 and will leave rub marks from fork and wheel deflection. since the bg is slightly smaller (because the side knobs aren't as tall) i asume it doesn't rub, but i can't say for sure.

my advise--2.5 bg up front and 2.35 nevegal in back. a 2.5 nevegal with clipped knobs is great in back too!
 

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dirtbag said:
my advise--2.5 bg up front and 2.35 nevegal in back.
Thanks you guys for the confirmation.

It's just that my BG 2.35 already left my AM1 with some rubbing marks (upon hits per "deflection"), but that was before all my loose spokes were re-tensioned more properly/tightly. Since then, no rub with 2.35 so far.

Anyway, I don't mean to be too intrusive with this Tire Forum-oriented question here in Shock Forum, but... :eek: I'm essentially looking for a winter set of tires. I'm very happy with BG 2.35 (Stick-E, non-UST, kevler) front/rear on my Sun Single Track rims here in the dry-summer NorCal. Now the rain is here, and - not that I'm unhappy with them - I thought of browsing something else. Should I stick to my BG 2.35? Should I stick with BG, but go up to 2.5? Or should I stay 2.35, but go with Nev? Or should I go with Nev and also go up to 2.5? Mainly I'd like something that can handle wet log/skinny/ladder/ramp better (a tall order) than my Stick-E BG 2.35 (if any), but I also need to get there thru mud. I think I'm torn between spikier knobs of Nev 2.35 or larger size of BG 2.5 (but probably not Nev 2.5 per too much rolling resistance), but I don't know which would be more effective for this use... Choices, choices...

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- PiroChu
 

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Variances in the rims used will cause the tires to expand/contract to slightly different dimentions, so which rim you are using could have a big impact on "well, person x used this tire and it was fine, but person y reported it was rubbing".
 

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2.5 tires with QR use ?

I have one more question on this topic... (or maybe I should've asked this first)

Since my AM1 is with QR (not 20mm bolt-on), generally should I not even be thinking about the 2.5-and-up tire range for it, with all the additional volume & rotational weight, etc.? I've never had anything bigger than my BG 2.35 and I've only had QR-forks so far, so I'm not so sure on this... (I'm running XT hubs + Sun Single Track rims.)

Just want to know whether or not it's like someone inappropriately trying to run a 203mm rotor with QR, for example.

Thanks again,
- PiroChu
 

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PiroChu said:
I have one more question on this topic... (or maybe I should've asked this first)

Since my AM1 is with QR (not 20mm bolt-on), generally should I not even be thinking about the 2.5-and-up tire range for it, with all the additional volume & rotational weight, etc.? I've never had anything bigger than my BG 2.35 and I've only had QR-forks so far, so I'm not so sure on this... (I'm running XT hubs + Sun Single Track rims.)

Just want to know whether or not it's like someone inappropriately trying to run a 203mm rotor with QR, for example.

Thanks again,
- PiroChu
I know a few people who run XT QR front hubs with single tracks and rhynolites along with fat 2.5 DH tires. Nothing wrong, in fact it may lessen the stress on the wheel with a heavier tire because it is more likely to hold a straight line as apposed to bouncing left and right.

Nevegal 2.5 tire doesn't work well unless you have really wide rims. Once on a wide rim, there isn't a single tire that can touch it in terms of cornering traction. That's why most people like the BG up front, it doesn't require a wide rim to hook up good, but it was designed more as a rear tire than the nevegal.

IMO, Single tracks are too small for a nevegal 2.5. If anything go with the BG or a a smaller 2.35 nevegal.
 

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I run a 2.5 Nevagal with an AM1 and no problems, no rub, greatest tire I've had. I run it tubeless with Stan's goob inside and Xmax XL wheels. Those wheels are strong and running the Nevagal tubeless is such a joy for me, a very light 2.5 setup and no more flats.

I tried the BlueGroove also but much prefer the Nevagal. I guess that is personal taste because a lot of people like the BG in front, but not me.
 

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According to the manual..yes..

But the 2.5 in combo with the long A-c of the fork may impact the geometry more that you thought it would. But this depends on whether your using the 110-130 or 130-150 AM I. If you do go that route im going to suggest trying a Geax 2.25 sturdy in back. Their real tall so this may reduce the impact of the AM i and the 2.5 Nev.
 
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