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Feb. 16, 2017, 8:35 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

#!markdown The Endo will fit a real 2.6″ tire so that includes a Maxxis 2.8″ tire. It won't fit a real 2.8″ tire like a Schwalbe 2.8″ plus tire. The generous clearance is one of the reasons I went with the Endo. I want to run a 2.5″ possibly a 2.6″ tire. I don't have any need for a plus tire in that bike. I've had a Surly Krampus 29+ since they came out a few years ago. That meets my needs for a bikepacking bike. I don't want a hardtail beyond that use. I don't see any significant downsides to just running a modern FS bike for all my trail riding and every time I have tried a hardtail on our local trails I came home wishing I had been on FS. I also don't need multiple wheels/tires for my trail riding. I can be happy with one set of tires for 12 months/yr use. I might get motivated to put something different on for summer vs. winter, but 1 tire swap a year doesn't require two wheel sets. Where I do see some value in having cross compatibility is dealing with down time due to maintenance. Especially when it's unplanned. Being able to swap wheels or a fork and get back to riding right away is great.

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