Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - How to pick a tire size, a pdf file from Riviendell Bike.
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12-26-09, 12:22 PM
How to pick a tire size, a reference from Rivendell:
12-26-09, 02:24 PM
Link didn't work for me, but I've read it before. He makes some good points in general (across the whole website) but I must say I disagree with a lot of what he says. Seems to be quite a Luddite. The truth is that it's fun to go faster, and I've enjoyed my lighter road bike, clipless pedals, cycling bibs, and 25 mm wide tires. When I'm commuting, on the other hand, I tend to value reliability over speed, but not by much.
12-26-09, 03:39 PM
I think you meant this link:
Based on this I should just sell my road bike that has over 6,000 miles on it in the last three years. There's no way a tire that large would ever fit between the chainstays.
12-30-09, 09:33 AM
Grant's a bit fanatical about the entire old-school lugged steel wide tire touring bike ideology. Sure, there are a few places where I'd like to roll a 35mm tire at 80psi for comfort. But I wouldn't say I'm risking wheel damage and serious discomfort on my 28mm tires at 112psi.
Grant is more than a bit of a luddite. The guy's a fanatic. You must take his writings with his attitude and beliefs in cycling in mind. Even my lugged Italian steel bike is out of consideration for him. I'll stick with my 23mm tires at 120psi, thank you very much.
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