Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes: Wilier Izoard, Tricross FG
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Tire clearance...there must be an easier way
Is there an easy way to tell the maximum width of tires a bike can take just by looking at the specs? I'm considering a number of SS/FG bikes right now and have no way to judge this short of visually inspecting them in person at each LBS, and even then I don't trust my eyeballs.
For example, I'm looking at an Origin 8 Uno and its specs
list a 1 1/8" fork, 700x32 wheels, and 700x26 tires. Does this mean that I can only fit tires less than 1 1/8" thick, or can I at least go up to a 32 since the factory rims are already that size?
In addition, what about the brakes? Other BF posts favor cantilever brakes over calipers for tire clearance. How can I tell what fits certain brakes?