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Old 09-03-07, 10:41 PM   #1
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32mm tires on Open Pros......??

Want to put 32's on my OP's. Sheldon's tire chart gives its blessing, but other sources recommend narrower width tires for OP's. Any opinions, experiences?

Although I strongly doubt it, would hate to have one roll off on a downhill turn.
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Did it, never had a problem. YMMV, but that's my story.
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Mavics chart says 28 max for the OP.
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Will they fit through the brakes?
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Mavics chart says 28 max for the OP.
Recommendations and reality are often different.

The Ope Pro and the CXP33 are quite popular tires in the MTB & Cyclocross ventures and as such are often found sporting larger than "normal" tires.

I've been running IRC Mythos 700x42 CX on my CXP33 rims for over a year without issue.

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Will they fit through the brakes?
Long reach brakes....no problem.
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Want to put 32's on my OP's. Sheldon's tire chart gives its blessing, but other sources recommend narrower width tires for OP's. Any opinions, experiences?

Although I strongly doubt it, would hate to have one roll off on a downhill turn.
I run OP's with 28's. I would run 32's myself, but I only have about 2mm clearance under my seatstay brake bridge. You should be fine with 32's unless you plan to be doing sharp downhill turns at 50mph.
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