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Old 08-16-13, 12:26 AM   #1
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29" tyres on a Cross Check?

Hello, apologies if this question has been asked before, I wanted to know if anyone here has successfully managed to put 29x2.1 tyres onto a Surly Cross Check? A google search on the subject brings up many results but no definitive answers.

Here are some photos of my cross Check as is with 700x45 tyres on.
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Because I want to.
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I put 29x2.0 on mine no problem but wouldn't try anything fatter. The clearance with the rear tire is really tight. Also remember that some manufacturers might measure their tires a little diff and diff rim widths and tire pressures can affect actual tire size. Many Cross-check owners report fitting up to the same size (29x2, 700x50, 622x50, etc... same thing)

As far as why, I don't know why the OP wants to but I did it because I like to take my bike off road from time to time. It turns out that these tires don't have any more rolling resistance than the 28mm slicks I had on before so I'm leaving them on for city use also since they add a nice bit of cushion over bumps and stuff. Also, it looks cool as F.
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Shoulda bought a 29er in the first place..

time to N+1..
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Put 47 mm marathons on mine, road them on some local logging roads and pastures, kept tire pressure around 40 psi - had surprisingly good traction. Probably could have fitted a larger tire, however there would be no room for mud or debris.
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Shoulda bought a 29er in the first place..

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I'd rather have a road bike that I can take off road than a mountain bike I can ride on pavement.
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Hi,

It already has " 29" " tyres on it. 29" is just a near redundant way of describing
700C wheels in a similar way to describing MTB 559mm as 26", for 700C MTB's.

45mm tyres will be already giving most of the benefits of fat 2"/50mm tyres.

Personally I'd leave room for and add some 700C clipon mudguards / fenders.



rgds, sreten.

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I already have one, and a 26er and a 24er and a 20er. But thanks for the advice. You have yourself a nice day now.
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I put 29x2.0 on mine no problem but wouldn't try anything fatter. The clearance with the rear tire is really tight. Also remember that some manufacturers might measure their tires a little diff and diff rim widths and tire pressures can affect actual tire size. Many Cross-check owners report fitting up to the same size (29x2, 700x50, 622x50, etc... same thing)

As far as why, I don't know why the OP wants to but I did it because I like to take my bike off road from time to time. It turns out that these tires don't have any more rolling resistance than the 28mm slicks I had on before so I'm leaving them on for city use also since they add a nice bit of cushion over bumps and stuff. Also, it looks cool as F.
Thank you. Just the answer I was after, informative and practical, if only all posters could be as helpful! I think I'll look for a set of 29x1.9s for the winter.

Thanks again, nice ride you have there too. ; )
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