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    Cornucopia of Awesomeness baxtefer's Avatar
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    Paddy Wagon Owners: Tire Clearance?

    I'm looking to replace my KHS Flite frame with something with a little more tire clearance.
    I was considering a steamroller, but the lack of fender brazeons and the price put me off a little bit, since there are other options around that will take a fatter tire (but not nearly as fat).

    So I'm now considering a Paddy wagon.
    My question to you PW owners is: How fat of a tire can you stuff in there? with fenders
    I know that a 28c will fit, since that's the stock tire, but is there any chance i could squeeze in say a 32c cross tire?
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    I've got one, but I really couldn't tell you as I've not tried cross tires on it(yet). There is quite a bit of clearance, though. Try contacting Kona directly through their website. maybe? Sorry I can't be more help.

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    what about the crosscheck

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    I'm not to big on the crosscheck. The geometry doesn't really inspire me. I want something more "road"-like and less "cross"-like. and realistically I don't see myself ever wanting to go fatter than a 35c.

    I sent an email to Kona's tech department. the guy who answered seemed pretty convinced that the limitation was the ability to stuff a tire in the brake caliper. He seemed pretty convinced that it's almost impossible for a caliper to clear a 32c.

    shenanigans, i say.

    which i why i'm looking for real-world data.
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    Gonna go brake less then?

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    no, not brakeless.
    i just know for a fact that it is indeed possible to stuff a 32c into a long reach brake.


    nevermind. i just bought a steamroller on ebay
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