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    Fat Guy on a Little Bike KonAaron Snake's Avatar
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    Lemond 2005 Poprad Tire Clearance Question

    Please forgive me if this was answered before (I wasn't able to find it), but does anyone know the clearance on a 2005 Lemond Poprad? I'd like to get 40s in there, but want to confirm they'll fit before buying them. Mine also has an Alpha Q fork on the front...but the fork clearance looks more generous than the rear.

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    Forgive me if this sounds snarky but can't you just measure your frame? You have the frame already, correct? If not I can measure my 05 Poprad when I get home for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Forgive me if this sounds snarky but can't you just measure your frame? You have the frame already, correct? If not I can measure my 05 Poprad when I get home for you.
    Uhhh...errr...(looking embarrassed)...

    I wasn't sure how the tire measurements ended up in the real world...given that there is rim variation. I also wasn't sure how much clearance I functionally need for snow/dirt...so was hoping someone could advise with a real world functional limit. Not just a "will it fit". Am I making any sense?

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    Heh Aaron,

    Had these in mine before I cracked the frame.

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    I have a 2007. I assume it is similar. The rear 32C Bontrager Jones CXR that came on the bike rubbed through the paint the first time I went through mud. My 37C Conti TravelContact fits much better. I sometimes use a 42C Kenda knobby in the front with room to spare.

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    Thanks folks! I think it has room for 40s...maybe even 42s. I have 35s in there now and there is space.

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    also remember that whatever it measures at the frame isn't going to be what tire size you can put in it. Each manufacturer has a different idea of how to measure a tire it seems. Sometimes even at the same company. I have two Continental tires 25 and a 28 that are the exact same size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Thanks folks! I think it has room for 40s...maybe even 42s. I have 35s in there now and there is space.
    Do you still have this bike or remember how it worked out with 40s or 42s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoota View Post
    Do you still have this bike or remember how it worked out with 40s or 42s?
    I don't have it...and I ended up using 35cs.

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    One of my friends has a Poprad disc, and had to crimp the chainstays to clear 38c Bontrager CX0 tires.
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    I have this bike with 35c Schwalbe Marathon Mondial. My wheel goes much out of true and a get some rub on the chainstays. Looking for some 33c tires as a result.

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    I still have mine and 40mm Nanos fit just fine.
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