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    school me

    i am moving to a city (flagstaff, arizona) that gets a bit more snow than where i live now (prescott, arizona) so i need a winter bike. i was thinking of doing sort of a cross bike kinda thing. what i don't know is this, is there a rim that will take a tire say from 23mm to like 32mm or maybe higher? basically, is a there a rim that in the summer months i could put some 23mm tires on, and when the weather turns south, i could throw some on some bigger tires with more tread?
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    yeah like all rims.

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    ...and so it happened that i was schooled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackblood View Post
    ...and so it happened that i was schooled.
    I think that it is an issue with clearance on the frame when it comes to wider tires sometimes, so you might want to look into that.
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    I use a set of formula/mavic wheels year-round with different tire widths (23-32mm). They are very durable, even in winter slush. It is, indeed, mostly an issue of frame clearance. You should have room to spare if you plan to run studs and/or fenders as well.
    Here's my slush commuter:

    The Jamie Roy is supposed to fit up to 38mm tires, but even with 32mm cross tires, there is not even a bit of fender room.
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    Hey I am in flagstaff! Grew up in cottonwood. Welcome

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    [QUOTE=thequickfix;6723413]
    Here's my slush commuter:

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    I like dat bike.

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    What's going on with your brake?

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    wait... there's winter in arizona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frymaster View Post
    wait... there's winter in arizona?
    Yup, we even had a freak storm a week ago that landed us 3-6 inches and then went on to melt by 2PM.

    Another Flagstaff nerd here; you here for NAU or what? Also, they are really good about plowing the roads and laying salt, I rode all winter on 23mm slicks the past couple of years and I only fell once, and that was going like 1/2 a mph in a parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyland View Post
    What's going on with your brake?
    I'm surprised you can tell by that picture. I had the cross lever on backwards (with the end toward the center) because it was the wrong size clamp to fit the center bulge.

    Unless you are talking about the brake hoods...? I hate riding drops without the brake hood position.
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    IRO Mark V + cross tires (32 rear, 30 front):

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    maybe you don't need tires at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
    IRO Mark V + cross tires (32 rear, 30 front):
    skid stop? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevo9er View Post
    Yup, we even had a freak storm a week ago that landed us 3-6 inches and then went on to melt by 2PM.

    Another Flagstaff nerd here; you here for NAU or what? Also, they are really good about plowing the roads and laying salt, I rode all winter on 23mm slicks the past couple of years and I only fell once, and that was going like 1/2 a mph in a parking lot.
    They don't lay salt here on most roads, just cinders .

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