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The latest wheel sizes - 27.5+ and 29+

Aug. 27, 2015, 10:39 a.m.
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I've got to admit. The marketing of the Scott Genius 27.5+ bikes have me drooooling. Anyone here tried the plus size wheels yet? Looks to be a great all around choice for our area (unlike a fatbike.)


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Aug. 27, 2015, 11:13 a.m.
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what exactly is the plus size anyway, I dont quite get it. just a fatter tire and and hub spaceing?

wont climbing on fat tires suck luck it did when I ran dual Michelin 2.8s with 16 PSI

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:27 a.m.
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yeah, 2.8-3.0 range tires, but much lighter that those old michys. i'd give them a go on a hardtail for a bit of extra cush. not sure they would benefit racer types, but may be fine on the average joe playbike. and the backcountry adventure touring niche, of course. for $3k, this new devinci looks like good times:

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
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do you ride them at lower PSI?

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
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do you ride them at lower PSI?

Yes, like 10-15 psi.

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:41 a.m.
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and they dont climb like crap? thats pretty amazing.

Aug. 27, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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Aug. 27, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
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Yes. Have them on a hardtail. Roll just as fast as a normal tire but the cornering/climbing grip improvement is really noticeable. Running Maxxis chronicles at 15 psi.

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