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    700x32 with front suspension?

    I currently ride an '07 Novara Forza, which came with 700x35 tires. This bike also has a front suspension that can lock out, although not as squishy as most mountain bike forks. I'm thinking about switching to 700x32 when it's time to replace the tires, but I don't know if it would be wise to do so with the front suspension unlocked. Will this cause too much stress on the tire or rim?

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    Oh, I ask because I haven't seen any bike that comes with this setup.

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    Should not be a problem. I had the same on my Trek 7300, but I started running 23's to 28's. I finally ditched the suspension fork and got a rigid and stuck with the 700-28's, it rides so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkpol7 View Post
    I currently ride an '07 Novara Forza, which came with 700x35 tires. This bike also has a front suspension that can lock out, although not as squishy as most mountain bike forks. I'm thinking about switching to 700x32 when it's time to replace the tires, but I don't know if it would be wise to do so with the front suspension unlocked. Will this cause too much stress on the tire or rim?
    No.

    What exactly do you hope to accomplish by going ~3mm less wide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    No.

    What exactly do you hope to accomplish by going ~3mm less wide?

    Not much, but a friend is about to give me a new pair if I wanted it. Or he'd just sell it on CL.

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    I've been riding Specialized CX-Pro's, 700x32. Very nice tire, flat center section with side lugs for soft ground. Fast enough on the road and some off-road capability too.
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