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Jan. 18, 2016, 4:46 p.m. -  DrewM

#!markdown Some of the heaviest parts of the tire (bead/beadlock and tread) are smaller diameter than a 29'er tire (650b+ still drops the BB almost an inch comparing the exact same bike with 29×2.3) so the total weight increase for same/same 650b+ x3″ vs. 29×2.3″ tire is likely ~200 grams max. There are lots of reasons Plus isn't going to be the end-all-be-all, and there are geo concerns re. just throwing in a set of niner hoops when you want to go for an all day pedal, but I think tire concerns could easily be addressed if hitting a weight target wasn't a concern. 29ers had exactly the same evolution.

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