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Old 12-02-12, 07:19 PM   #1
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Tire sizing - Gatorskins vs Durano Plus

My current Gatorskins are 28's, and that just barely clears my fork. I'm looking to replace them with Durano Plusses. I understand that Gatorskins run more narrow than most other tires, should I move down to 25's for the Duranos? Does anyone have experience with both?
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The Durano Plus does run a little big. If clearance is tight with a 28 Gatorskin, go for 25s.
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Thanks. It's on a Gara, actually - did you ever have Duranos on yours?
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I haven't. I did try to squeeze in a 25 Vittoria Diamante Pro but it rubbed the fork so I ended up using a 23.

Do you have the standard Gara or the MMXII? I'm pretty sure the fork on the MMXII has a wee bit more clearance.
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It's the MMXII. It must have a bit more room - I have the 28 Gatorskin on there now, and it still has maybe 2mm on either side.
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