27.5 plus

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

  1. Gnick

    Gnick 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

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP

    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

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP
  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

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP
    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

    Location:
    betwixt 6mr & SMP
    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 Active 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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