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Old 12-11-04, 10:45 AM   #1
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Plz help with tire/ wheel selection...

I'll try to keep this simple...

Last winter I sold my Specialized Stumpjumper and got a Specialized Sirrus (I'm 36 years old and weigh about 240lbs). I mostly ride dirt paths and roads, the Sirrus has super skinny "Turbo 700X23c" tires. They are wayyy to harsh, I miss the fat 26X1.95's on the Stumpjumper. I'd like to get tires that are about twice as fat as the 23c's, which would be about 2/3 the fatness of the 1.95's.

The dilema...

Should I try 'Hutchinson Globetrotter Cross Tire (700X37)' with my existing skinny rims, how fat would they where the tire hits the pavement?

The Sirrus is a 29er (700 wheel size) and I've found these rims at bike Nashbar: 'Mavic A719 Silver/Shimano XT M756 Disc Silver Wheelset', would I be advised to go with these new 29er rims and get "real" MTB style tires?

Who on the net is a good source for prebuilt wheels and tires?

Any tire/ rim recommendations would be appreciated. Please excuse me for posting on multiple boards, bacause this issue seems to touch on road, MTB and commuting,

Thanks,

john
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Old 12-11-04, 11:03 AM   #2
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Consider these tire, Ritchey Alpha bite, a 700x35 or 700x40 if you want it wider. I have them and they are great as an all around tire. Great for the road and dirt too. Take a look at http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/COMPTRCR/TR3060
I ridden them on fire roads with confidence and they are fast on the road also and I even have crossed streams with them.
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Old 12-11-04, 04:26 PM   #3
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Why did you trade your mtb in for a comfortbike and are asking this in a mtb forum?
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Cuz I knew that someone would have the answer. Wait till you are 36 w/ 3 kids! Life changes.

Thnaks for the tire tip rmwun!
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Cuz I knew that someone would have the answer. Wait till you are 36 w/ 3 kids! Life changes.

Thnaks for the tire tip rmwun!
All you had to do was get a pair of semislicks instead of selling it. Technically I should not be able to ride a bike after all the injuries I have sustained, but still am.
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