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    Narrow 26" Knobbies?

    I've been thinking of building a CX bike for a small person. The problem is that they will need something like a 46 or 47 cm bike and 700c wheels look a little rediculous on such a frame.

    I've been looking around to find a 28 mm or 30 mm 26" knobbie but haven't seen one anywhere.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    kenda makes a 26" version of their Kwick cross.

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    The Kendas are very hard to find and the 26" tire is 1.7" wide instead of the 1.1" to 1.25" that I'm looking for. Thanks for your comments though.

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    yeah, plus they suck. but they may be your narrowest bet. i had a pair and even though they say 1.7, they aren't that wide.

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    I know some of the guys I ride with run very narrow knobbies on their MTB's for racing. I'd say less than 1.5" wide-close, but not as narrow as a big cross tire. I can't remember who made them though-maybe WTB.

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    The only one's I know that have 1.5" knobbies is Continental and they're more "hybrid" than "cross".

    I know that you USED to be able to get that size buty danged if I can find them.

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    cyclintom - The narrowest 26" knobbie I know is 1.3" from Hutchinson. Schwalbe also makes 26"x1.35" knobbies. You can get them from cyclocrossworld.com.

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    Yeah, just to echo R6G, with a little more specificity. Hutchinson makes a 26x1.3" tire, which is to say 650x32 or33mm. The tire is called the Cross Comp.

    CyclocrossWorld.com sells them for 40 bones, but is currently out of stock. A Froogle search turned some up at fullcycles.com for $37.77 each. I think I got mine from Speedgoat, if I recall correctly, but I no longer see them there.

    BTW, I really like mine--I use them for both Short Track XC, and the occasional cross race thet is technical enough to warrant using my hardtail.

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