Large high volume rims and tires have been popping up everywhere, with a number of variations now available. You can choose from 26″ diameter fatbikes with huge balloon size tires or wide 29″ diameter rims dubbed 29+. And now thanks to Fourty-Four Bikes out of New Hampshire and WTB, there’s one more fat option in the 650b variation, dubbed B+.
The frame features 16.75″ chain stays and ample tire clearance, and looks to be an interesting new option for hardtail aficionados with a hankering for fat tires.
WTB was displaying the chromoly hard tail at their booth at Interbike, which features the new WTB Scraper i45 27.5″ TCS rim with a 27.5″ x 2.8 tire dubbed the Trailblazer. The Trailblazer features a fast rolling centerline tread with soft, low durometer side knobs for use in a variety of trail conditions, and is only available in TCS tubeless.
The chromoly frame can also accept 29″ wheels if so desired with ample room to spare.
Learn more about Fourty-Four Bikes at 44bikes.com
Check out the WTB Trailblazer 27.5″ x 2.8 TCS tire at WTB.com