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    Crosscheck max tire size

    My girlfriend wants to know what the biggest tire she can fit on her crosscheck. Anyone know?

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    I've seen as big as a 42c.

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    I'm rolling along on a pair of IRC Mythos 700x42 right now

    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Well

    Well, they say they can fit 47c with fenders. I'm wondering what the LARGEST size of tire would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clove
    Well, they say they can fit 47c with fenders. I'm wondering what the LARGEST size of tire would work.
    Well then, we've got definitive evidence a 42 will work and the manufacturers stated a 45 (not 47) will. So I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say "Somewhere between 42 and 45, possibly even a bit bigger depending upon the tire tread, the type of rim and where you've got the wheel set in the dropout"

    You could always just email Surly with your question, maybe even ask them about a particular tire. They're a great bunch of guys, real bike fanatics.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    I'm rolling along on a pair of IRC Mythos 700x42 right now

    Tangent: How do you like those tires? I was thinking of buying some when my michelin mud2s wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmother
    Tangent: How do you like those tires? I was thinking of buying some when my michelin mud2s wear out.
    Bit of road buzz at slow speeds (<5 mph) but what would you expect when ridden on pavement. I've got about 600+ miles on em so far, mix of trails, gravel and asphalt with no problems.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    Bit of road buzz at slow speeds (<5 mph) but what would you expect when ridden on pavement. I've got about 600+ miles on em so far, mix of trails, gravel and asphalt with no problems.
    Thanks. How are they in the dirt? Looks like they have a nice big footprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmother
    Thanks. How are they in the dirt? Looks like they have a nice big footprint.
    My "dirt" experience is limited to trails (ATV routes) and dirt roads (muddy and dry). No problems. The bike in question is fixed gear.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    I had a pair of 45's on mine.
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    I guess the feel good aspect of this story is that the perpetrators did this as a couple. It's nice to see people coming together with a common love of cycling and assault.

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