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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 01-17-14, 10:01 AM   #1
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Oval Concepts 327 wheelset - clincher tyre recommendations

Specifically, how ´wide´ should I go? The rim is 22mm wide, so towards the bigger end of modern clincher wheelsets.

I also have a set of Felt TTR2 wheels, which are apparently 19.4mm wide at the rim. Is there a recommended may width for cyclocross-specific tyres with this kind of standard road rim?

Thanks in advance, apologies for the newbie-type question.

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<Guess> , normal for cross.. 32~35ish . which tread (?)is a what kind of course conditions thing..
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Thanks Bob, that'll get me started.
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Yes, you could fit just about any tire from 700x23 to 700x40. Frame or fork clearance might limit you to 700x35 or 700x38, depending on the bike.
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Thanks, much appreciated.

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I ended up with a pair of Michelin TransWorld Sprint, in 37/622, which were cheap and should get me started. They went on easily enough, the build continues!
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