Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - good 27" tire for snow?
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10-17-05, 06:57 PM
So I'm LOVING the fixed thing, I don't want to ride anything else right now, but it's getting cold, and soon I'll be up to my toptube in snow.
Last winter I rode a mountain bike with knobbies, and I probably will again, but if I want to ride the fixie, (and I DO) I'll need some more aggressive tires.
Does anyone know of a snow worthy tire for 27" rims? I'm starting to wish I'd sprung for a 700c wheelset.
10-17-05, 07:47 PM
Last winter in boston I rode all winter on cheap 27x1 1/4 touring tires/slicks.
I may invest in a set of 27" knobbies for this winter, and possibly to explore a little fixed CX and MTB.
Harris cyclery has a pretty decent selection of 27 inche tires, including a fwe knobby varities.
Your local LBS should be able to order all, if not more of these 27" tires.
Club Roost Cross Terra:
10-18-05, 07:10 AM
Tioga bloodhounds look perfect! ...except I have an allergic reaction to spending $50 on winter tires. for reference I spent $20 last winter on a pair of GEAX Blades which wore fairly fast, but there is still enough tread to get through another winter.
Does anyone know of a place that has cheap knobbies for 27"? Now maybe I'm really asking too much...
10-18-05, 08:04 AM
ive heard good things about nokian studded tires but i dont know if yr looking for studded tires. theyre also pretty expensive. but i hear theyre tough as nails.
10-18-05, 08:14 AM
I don't think they make 27" tires, but that would be pretty badass if they did. Pricey though, but studs might be a partial antidote to my spending allergy
10-18-05, 09:14 AM
I believe that pyramid makes a cheap (~$12) 27" knobby. Just go to your lbs and have them show you a J+B catalog.
10-18-05, 01:33 PM
Problem solved! To my great surprise my LBS had a pair of Pyramid 27x1 3/8 knobbies for $12 each.
Just what the doctor ordered.
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