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Old 01-07-10, 06:51 PM   #1
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What is the widest 700 tire you can put on a Mercier Kilo TT frame?

I've got 700x32 Kendas (which seem more like my Pasela 28s for some reason).

Can I run 700x35s?
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Old 01-07-10, 07:24 PM   #2
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I fit 32s on my 53cm Kilo for a little while with a few mm to spare. There seems to be a lot of variances regarding clearance with these frames, though. Some people on here have barely been able to squeeze a 28.
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I fit 32s on my 53cm Kilo for a little while with a few mm to spare. There seems to be a lot of variances regarding clearance with these frames, though. Some people on here have barely been able to squeeze a 28.
depends on frame size ...
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You'd think so, but they all seem to vary. A guy I know couldn't fit a 28 rear tire on his 55cm Kilo while I had room to spare running a 32. I'd think there would be more room on the 55, right? Another kid I've talked to couldn't squeeze anything in bigger than a 25 rear on his 53. All tire sizes do vary as well.....
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i have 28 wide randos on my 50cm merc front and back. My brother had some 25 wide michelin pro races that would BARELY fit. They are huge compared to my 28 randos. So yeah, tire sizing does really vary quite a bit.
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I am able to fit a Kenda 28 in the back with a little bit of clearance. In the front my Schwalbe marathon 25's barely, just barely clear the brake. I had to adjust the brake to make them fit, but they have a decent amount of tread sticking up off the tire. Bike is a 47 for reference.
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It almost sounds like you need to specify which tire you're using, not just the size. It's no trouble to measure the frame or fork width, but the actual tire widths seem to vary greatly from brand to brand.
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Even though tire sizes vary I don't think your going to get 35's to fit.
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has anyone tried a 35 randonneur in the back?
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It almost sounds like you need to specify which tire you're using, not just the size. It's no trouble to measure the frame or fork width, but the actual tire widths seem to vary greatly from brand to brand.
yup yup yup. you even hinted it yourself, OP. you can probably get some 35s to fit if they are more like 32's
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I have a 50cm Kilo and Schwalbe 25c will not fit (these are sized "normal." 25c Special AC tires did fit. Hence why I want/need a Kilo WTF!

My Schwinn will take 28c Schwalbe tires with a little room to spare.

Conti tires are "tall" for their size. 23c is the max in my Kilo.
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depends on frame size ...
and chain length. The chainstays narrow as they get closer to the seat tube.
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