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Old 08-12-07, 11:05 AM   #1
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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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