Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Exeter, UK
Bikes: Cannondale Bad Boy / Mercian track / BOB trailer / Moulton recumbent project
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Skinny 700c 'cross tyres - brake clearance?
I'm running a fixie with a conventional road front brake (Campag Avanti). Local conditions are filthy, farmtracks and snow, so unless I want to mothball my toy until Spring, I need to steal a trick from you 'cross folks.
I need a nice aggressive tyre - but skinny enough to work with a caliper brake. I figure if it clears the brake, it'll clear the forks and the back end. I'm thinking around the Hutchison Gold Cross, but none of my local shops carry 'cross kit, so I have to order sight unseen. Whatcha reckon? Any roadies who flirt with dirt care to comment?