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    2.0 vs. 2.1 tires??

    Hey guys, my Jamis bike came with 2.0 width tires and am wondering if it's worth changing to 2.1 tire. Why come mtb come with different size tires? Most of my friends have the 2.1 from the factory, also could I switch to a 2.1 tire without any problems or is my wheels designed for a 2.0 tire?
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    You won't notice a difference in the tire width (2 inches to 2.1 inches.) Don't bother replacing it just because of the size. However, if you ever need a different tire with a different tread for certain conditions, you can always put on a different width than 2.0", as long as you have sufficient clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    Hey guys, my Jamis bike came with 2.0 width tires and am wondering if it's worth changing to 2.1 tire. Why come mtb come with different size tires? Most of my friends have the 2.1 from the factory, also could I switch to a 2.1 tire without any problems or is my wheels designed for a 2.0 tire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt
    Just when you think that you've seen it all...
    What this suppose to mean?? I guess your the king**** around here, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwhunt23
    You won't notice a difference in the tire width (2 inches to 2.1 inches.) Don't bother replacing it just because of the size. However, if you ever need a different tire with a different tread for certain conditions, you can always put on a different width than 2.0", as long as you have sufficient clearance.
    Thanks for your response. One other thing, My bike comes with the Hutchinson tires and I was surprised to see the max. pressure is 80 psi. Isn't this a little high for mtb tires? All tires I've ever seen are always around 60-65 psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    I was surprised to see the max. pressure is 80 psi. Isn't this a little high for mtb tires? All tires I've ever seen are always around 60-65 psi.
    I say that is on the high side but you could run it...it would just make for a bumby ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    Thanks for your response. One other thing, My bike comes with the Hutchinson tires and I was surprised to see the max. pressure is 80 psi. Isn't this a little high for mtb tires? All tires I've ever seen are always around 60-65 psi.
    That's the highest pressures you can run, not what you should run it at. If you had to run on asphalt for a long time on knobbies then you can pump them up to the max so that you can improve the rolling resistance.
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    thanks guys!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    What this suppose to mean?? I guess your the king**** around here, huh?
    Nope.

    Simply amazed at the fact that you've compared your 2.0 tire with your friend's 2.1 tires and you still have to ask your question.

    1/10 of an inch is a REALLY huge difference, eh?

    (apologies if you are indeed a blind mountain biker)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt
    Nope.

    Simply amazed at the fact that you've compared your 2.0 tire with your friend's 2.1 tires and you still have to ask your question.

    1/10 of an inch is a REALLY huge difference, eh?

    (apologies if you are indeed a blind mountain biker)
    Perhaps, that's why I needed to find out. What the hell is this forum for? I just started cycling this summer and want to learn every little thing I could no matter how trivial and if it offends you? Oh well. You in the NJ area? I could show you how blind I am.
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    Size is relative. Hutchinsons, Tiogas, Specialized run big. Contis, Panaracers run small. Both the Hutchinson 2.0's and my Specialized Adreneline Pro 2.0's are physically larger than my Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's so you had better get yourself a pair of calipers if you're going to be picky. I run 155 lbs. and keep the Panaracers at 40-42 psi and the Adrenelines at 38-40 psi. I also run an old pair of Ritchey Excavader/Elevaders at 40-42 psi on slickrock which is below their recommended minimum pressure of 45 psi. Why let the sandstone rip the knobs of my newer tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    You in the NJ area?
    Hang on, let me check.

    (sniffs the air outside)

    Nope, it doesn't smell like a diaper so I must not be in NJ.

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    Whoa! Super duper tough guy in addition to being incredibly unobservant, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt
    Hang on, let me check.

    (sniffs the air outside)

    Nope, it doesn't smell like a diaper so I must not be in NJ.



    Whoa! Super duper tough guy in addition to being incredibly unobservant, eh?
    Your an idiot!!lol Why is it everybody else has an intelligent answer, but you. I'd say because I asked a legitimate question and your to ignorant to respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cachehiker
    Size is relative. Hutchinsons, Tiogas, Specialized run big. Contis, Panaracers run small. Both the Hutchinson 2.0's and my Specialized Adreneline Pro 2.0's are physically larger than my Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's so you had better get yourself a pair of calipers if you're going to be picky. I run 155 lbs. and keep the Panaracers at 40-42 psi and the Adrenelines at 38-40 psi. I also run an old pair of Ritchey Excavader/Elevaders at 40-42 psi on slickrock which is below their recommended minimum pressure of 45 psi. Why let the sandstone rip the knobs of my newer tires?
    Thanks!! I noticed that my tires run a little small compared to some other brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miked528
    your to ignorant to respond.
    The irony of that bit is stupendous!

    Additionally, you must be right:

    I know nothing about mountain biking, let alone something so complicated as the difference between a 2.0" tire width and a 2.1" tire width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt
    The irony of that bit is stupendous!

    Additionally, you must be right:

    I know nothing about mountain biking, let alone something so complicated as the difference between a 2.0" tire width and a 2.1" tire width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razrcide
    Some things never change.
    Shhhh, do not disturb the predator and his prey in their natural habitat. We are here to observe only.
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