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    langster max tire size

    I have been commuting on a stock 2007 langster and will be replacing the stock tire with larger more puncture resistant tires such as continental gatorskins or 4 season. Will 28's fit or should I stick with 25's.
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    you dont want 28's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insighter View Post
    you dont want 28's.
    Are you trying to pull a Jedi mind trick or something? You forgot to *wave hand in front of face*

    Seriously though, what the hell do you know about what he wants?
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    I would appreciate a technical answer, such as 28's will fit this bike model, but I might go with 25's just because 28's would be slow and I'm used to 23's.
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    i have 23c specialized armadillo tires on my langster... they're pretty intense.. but if you need something to ride in snow or whatever then i dunno...
    i feel like i haven't helped at all so i'm sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.wetdog View Post
    I would appreciate a technical answer, such as 28's will fit this bike model, but I might go with 25's just because 28's would be slow and I'm used to 23's.
    The 28 Gatorskins and 4 Seasons are actually 26mm on an OP rim, and aren't slow at all, with a max PSI of 115. If you ride over rough roads they are a dream.

    FWIW, if you get the 4 Seasons make sure to get the newer ones with Vectran, as they are much more flat resistant.

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    Hell, I ride my bike with 28s offroad a fair bit. Not technical single track or anything, but all over the dirt roads and gravel paths that line the farms and rivers around here. I wouldn't dream of anything narrower, they would just prevents you from having more fun with your bike

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    I have a Langster with 25's I can't get the wheels off unless I let the air out of the tires. They will not fit through the brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjauch View Post
    I have a Langster with 25's I can't get the wheels off unless I let the air out of the tires. They will not fit through the brakes.
    What kind of brakes do you have that don't release for removing the wheel?

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    umm, rear clearance shouldn't be an issue, 28's might not work on the front though. Might rub slightly on the top of the fork if you pump it up tight.
    Cycle instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthavener View Post
    What kind of brakes do you have that don't release for removing the wheel?
    Their stock, Tektro I believe. They release, but just not enough to fit an inflated 25 through.

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    i had a 28 in the rear for a while cuz it was free. it worked fine.

    and tiresize at these small sizes doesnt mean **** for offroad. i rode the local singletrack on my langster with slick 23s

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