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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-17-05, 06:57 PM   #1
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good 27" tire for snow?

So I'm LOVING the fixed thing, I don't want to ride anything else right now, but it's getting cold, and soon I'll be up to my toptube in snow.

Last winter I rode a mountain bike with knobbies, and I probably will again, but if I want to ride the fixie, (and I DO) I'll need some more aggressive tires.

Does anyone know of a snow worthy tire for 27" rims? I'm starting to wish I'd sprung for a 700c wheelset.
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Last winter in boston I rode all winter on cheap 27x1 1/4 touring tires/slicks.

I may invest in a set of 27" knobbies for this winter, and possibly to explore a little fixed CX and MTB.

Harris cyclery has a pretty decent selection of 27 inche tires, including a fwe knobby varities.

Your local LBS should be able to order all, if not more of these 27" tires.

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/630.html

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Old 10-18-05, 07:10 AM   #3
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Tioga bloodhounds look perfect! ...except I have an allergic reaction to spending $50 on winter tires. for reference I spent $20 last winter on a pair of GEAX Blades which wore fairly fast, but there is still enough tread to get through another winter.

Does anyone know of a place that has cheap knobbies for 27"? Now maybe I'm really asking too much...
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ive heard good things about nokian studded tires but i dont know if yr looking for studded tires. theyre also pretty expensive. but i hear theyre tough as nails.
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I don't think they make 27" tires, but that would be pretty badass if they did. Pricey though, but studs might be a partial antidote to my spending allergy
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I believe that pyramid makes a cheap (~$12) 27" knobby. Just go to your lbs and have them show you a J+B catalog.
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Problem solved! To my great surprise my LBS had a pair of Pyramid 27x1 3/8 knobbies for $12 each.

Just what the doctor ordered.
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