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Old 02-03-08, 02:26 PM   #1
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Bike Forums IRO tire clearance

Hey folks,
I was looking at the 28s on my bike the other day and thought to myself 'Hey! I bet I could squeeze a 32 of some make into there.'
So I'm wondering if anyone has tried to squeze a 32 or something larger than a 28 between those stays. Are there certain makes that work? Certain makes that definitely don't work?
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Differnet tires all measure different sizes even if they all say 700x28c on them. Some are wider, some are narrower.
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probably enough room in the rear (depending on where your wheel sits in the track ends). regarding the front, it might be a tight fit-- I think IRO says 28 is the max for the angus and mark v.

it totally depends on the specific tire, as operator pointed out. Panaracer T-servs, for example, run small. I've got 28s on my Cross Check that look like 25s.
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+1. If things look tight, it's worth a few extra bucks to get tires at the lbs so you can make sure they fit.
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i was so confused by the title of this thread. i thought you meant that iro was having a clearance sale on tires, and then i realized iro doesn't even sell tires... it's been a long day.
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I've got 700x31 'cross tires on my Angus. Just don't let the front get too out-of-round.
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Just don't let the front get too out-of-round.
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Sorry, front wheel. With the little clearance I have, a few mm can cause the tire to rub the fork crown.
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yeah im running 28s too, i was told they were the widest thatd fit. definitely not, id be interested in hearing your results
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i ran 35s randonneurs, which seemed to fit ok, but i discovered later that they were rubbing a little bit. i think you could pretty easily fit 32s or so.
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