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Old 11-30-11, 09:36 PM   #1
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700x40 snow tires on Kona Jake?

I ordered Kona Jake about a month ago, and I am planning to buy snow tires because it snows a lot here in Hokkaido, Japan. However, I am not sure whether Kona Jake has enough clearance for 40mm tires to fit. I know Cyclocross Bikes has good clearance, but I am not really sure about huge ones like 40...

I was thinking about buying this:
http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Klondike...2710257&sr=1-7


Does anyone have other suggestions? Also, I would like to keep it cheap.
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Old 11-30-11, 09:47 PM   #2
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I would try to find a studded tire in the 700x35 size.

My CX bike (a Soma Double Cross) will just fit a 700x38 and fenders. There is not enough space for ice build-up. A 700x35 fits with fenders and has some needed clearence for some snow and road grit.
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Old 12-02-11, 08:05 PM   #3
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This Schwalbe 700x35 is only $10 more than the ones that you are looking at:

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...d-700-622-tire

I can tell you from experience that these are excellent tires on ice and have good flat protection. I have a Kona Jake with 35s and there is plenty of clearance, but a 40 would start cutting it close as you will want some room for ice buildup.
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I road 700x38 schwalbe Snow Studs on a Jake the Snake. I'm not sure if the Jakes fork has the same clearance as the Snake. If so, 40mm pillows wouldn't be a problem.
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Okay, I just bought a 35mm Schwalbe Winter Stud like suggested but my cyclocross bike has 33mm tire. Do you think it's okay to not change the tire tube and put my 35mm snow tire on a 33mm tube?
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look at the range printed on your tube. 33 will usually go larger to at least 35 but, its manufacturer specific...and tubes are cheap if not. Don
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Okay, I just bought a 35mm Schwalbe Winter Stud like suggested but my cyclocross bike has 33mm tire. Do you think it's okay to not change the tire tube and put my 35mm snow tire on a 33mm tube?
No problem whatsoever.
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Nokian and Schwalbe use better metal for the studs .. good choice.
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Thanks guys! I didn't feel like making a new thread, so I might want to ask here.



What are the best Cantilever Pads? The one that came with Kona Jake is Adequate but I need more stopping power.
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Kool Stop Salmon Compound.
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Kool Stop Salmon Compound.
yep. no question. That what I have on my Jake the Snake.
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Do you guys mean this?:

http://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html
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Those are for V-brakes with a holder.

Try these. Look at your brakes to determine if you need threaded or smooth post type:

http://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html
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Those are for V-brakes with a holder.

Try these. Look at your brakes to determine if you need threaded or smooth post type:

http://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html
Oh um, I guess I didn't edit on time. I already fixed the link. But okay, thanks!
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Um, I researched online and people said that Tektro Oryx brakes (The one that comes with 2012 Kona Jake) is better with Kool Stop's V-Brake pads. Is that possible? I'm not really sure if they'll fit.
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