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Trek Fuel Ex 8 2017 27.5+ tyres?

LuciuslukeLuciusluke Posts: 3
edited December 2016 in MTB buying advice
Hi folks,

I've got t the Trek Fuel Ex8 2017 27.5+ but looking to get some mud-weather tyres.

Probably a stupid question but do I HAVE to get 27.5+ tyres? There isn't a massive selection and so I was hoping I could get 27.5 or 29 size?

Help much appreciated.

Thanks,
Luke

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    You can't use 29" tyres without new wheels. 27.5 will fit, but the rims are wide, so it's not ideal, and skinny mud tyres wouldn't work I don't think.
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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    36mm wide rims: you'll have trouble fitting standard 27.5 tyres.
    You're probably better off buying another set of wheels for winter use.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    There's the reason why plus size bikes haven't taken off in the UK.
    According to a friend in the industry, plus size is being phased out from 2018. Shops aren't buying in plus size stock because they can't shift it.
  • Great thanks guys
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