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Old 11-14-08, 11:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-15-08, 12:36 AM   #2
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you dont want 28's.
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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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Old 11-15-08, 02:38 AM   #6
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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.
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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Old 11-15-08, 03:36 AM   #7
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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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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.
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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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I have a 2016 Langster Base and just put a specialized roubaix 25/28 on the front. I think a true 28 would fit and later today I will be trying a 30c Roubaix.
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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.
Why don't you just measure?
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Old 04-17-16, 09:51 AM   #15
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There's a blast from the past.

(ETA: Not Scrod. Just the 8 year old thread.)
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I am running 28s on my Langster and they are great. They made a harsh trail much more pleasant, fit just fine, and had no negative impact on my speed.
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Oh, ****. I didn't even realize this was a zombie thread.
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The 2015 Langster can run 28s front and rear
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2007 Langster, no chance of fitting 28s in the rear unless I remove the rear brake and/or run a longer chain. I wonder if I can even squeeze in a chubby 25. Relevant question because Langsters of that era had rack mounts on the seat stays, and were marketed as commuter-able. (yes it's a zombie thread but zombie thread > new redundant thread.)

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