27.5 plus

Discussion in 'General Bike Talk' started by Robson, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Gnick

    Gnick Active Member

    ive got a specialized fuse with the 27.5+ wheels. I would LOVE to find someone with some 29" + wheels that would let me borrow them for a ride or two. I know my bike will fit them, but i'd rather not drop the cash for a set just to do a test run
     
  2. jtrain

    jtrain New Member


    Wow you keep your bike super-clean! ;-)
     
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  3. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member


    Looks like the diameter of my 27.5+ wheels with 2.8" tires is 28.25 in, the original wheels are 29 in exactly
     
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  4. jtrain

    jtrain New Member

    @qclabrat If you are considering the Tall Boy I can highly recommend. I was worried about giving up the 29er but have no regrets. It is a fun ride. I still use my 29er hard tail on the towpath when conditions dictate.
     
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  5. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    what rims are on the plus wheel?
     
  6. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

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  7. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    wow, you splurged a bit there
    what are you thoughts on carbon wheels, I'm considering them for the next build but just like my first carbon frame, I've been cautious with it
    are you able to run low pressures without fear of cracks?
     
  8. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    So far they're great. Made a big difference compared to Al rims and bigger (3") tires. Probably knocked 1 lb off rotating mass.
     
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  9. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    I've be weary going to sourlands with them though
     
  10. rick81721

    rick81721 Well-Known Member

    Eh I've been there many times already, haven't busted them yet!
     
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  11. Mr.Moto

    Mr.Moto Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ringwood, NJ
    If you are careful about having enough pressure in them, they should be fine. The problem starts when you play the "how low can you go" game. Unfortunately I was doing that and cracked a rim this year. Otherwise they can take a bit of scraping and abuse with no problem.
     
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  12. Dingo

    Dingo Well-Known Member

    Heading to Sourland in the am, first time there on the carbon plus wheelset. Been to c-rock and no problem with 14 f 18 rear.
     
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  13. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    Front:
    29 Crest MK3 / 2.35 Racing Ralph
    27.5+ Giant brand 35mm internal / 3.0 Rocket Ron
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    Rear
    2.25 Ralph
    2.8 Ron
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  14. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    looks like its over a centimeter difference in each wheel
    how does that impact your BB drop and ride feel?
     
  15. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    The bike came with the plus setup. Since I don't ride a lot of tech, I haven't noticed much, although lately I've just been using the 29ers.
    Put the plus back on today, and riding Tourne tomorrow with the NICA kids.
     
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  16. jnos

    jnos Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Bruns.
    This gives me a perfect excuse to buy a bike in 2018.
     
  17. Monkey Soup

    Monkey Soup Angry Wanker

    Location:
    North Jersey
    2.6 is basically an admission of defeat by the biking industry. Plus wasn't exactly the blockbuster they thought it would be, so they'll try to save face with 2.6. Why 2.6? Because 2.5 already exists, and 2.6 is a just a huge leap over 2.5. If you really think that 2.6 is giving you something 2.5 isn't (I know, that 0.1 is a HUGE difference), you need to get your head examined.
     
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  18. qclabrat

    qclabrat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warren
    so you saying anyone who bought a 148 got dup'd?
     
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  19. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Well-Known Member

    7.5 % increased volume on a 29er according to Maxxis. Could be BS... don't care... 2.6 is working for me as a front tire on my rigid SS. I can't go bigger than 2.4 in the rear and the 2.8's were messing with the geo too much. Can't say that I give 2c about the veracity of industry's prognosticators... the more options for me to frankenbike with... the better. Their screw ups are my playthings. ;)
     
  20. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Well-Known Member

    Honestly, 148 is stupid. They already had 150 for DH for a while....and it's proven, why not just go to that if they wanted to go wider? It would have been less expensive for them and less aggravating to the public.
     
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