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02/25/14 at 1:46pm
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Love? hate? or are they just nice to have with a dash of hype on the side?

For what it's worth it would be going on a rigid 29 ss bike with a 2.3 or 2.4 tire and an xc ish rider.....
  
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Reply #1 - 02/25/14 at 2:13pm
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Great on a rigid SS.  I put a Surly Knarde 29x3 tire on a Stans Flow for my son. Tubeless, running 15# and no problems.  Softens up the front nicely.  Not all rigid forks will accomodate the Knarde and I wouldn't want to put it on anything narrower than the Flow.  I have a Soul rigid fork and its just too close.
  
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Reply #2 - 02/25/14 at 10:23pm
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A wider rim is going to square up your tire more so they don't look like a light bulb. It will allow you to use less pressure and help remove some of the squirm you get.
  
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Reply #3 - 02/27/14 at 11:38am
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I'm new to the Indian Trail area. Any recommendations on wheelbuilders within 20 miles or so?
  
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Reply #4 - 02/27/14 at 2:54pm
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Not sure if he is within 20 minutes, but Enoch does some nice work.  Road or mountain.
  
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Reply #5 - 02/27/14 at 3:33pm
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traildog wrote on 02/27/14 at 2:54pm:
Not sure if he is within 20 minutes, but Enoch does some nice work.  Road or mountain. 


+1.  He is the one I would use.  He is in your 20 mile radius also.
  
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Reply #6 - 02/27/14 at 4:15pm
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Awesome - thanks for the recommendation. I'll reach out to Enoch!
  
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