Xtracycle what tires and fenders?
First let me thank all of the people who have been nuggets of knowledge so far.
A couple questions:
Going to have a fully loaded xtracycle (700c) and was wondering:
What tires? I was going between the conti touring plus or the travel contact. Leaning more towards the travel contact. Top contact is out cause I just don't have that kind of money.
Second will a 37mm work with the xtracycle? Travel contact only comes in 37mm. Would a 32mm touring + be wide enough?
Finally what fenders? I am thinking sks p50. Will these fit and work w/ the xtracycle?
I had 35mm tires on mine and they fit with PB Hardcore fenders. I tried a 38mm tire and it didn't fit, even without fenders.
I would go with 35mm but it seems that conti doesn't like that size of tire.
depending on the tire..... even 35's can be a bugger to fit. 32's are much less hassle. Even 32's on an xtracycle give you a very smooth ride out back.
So 32mm are ok? I am going to have about 100lbs-120lbs on the thing. It would be nice cause I have 32mm city rides on the bike now so I wouldn't need new fenders, hopefully.
That is a grip of weight! I have hauled up to around 100 lbs on mine. How much do you weigh? I see no problem with running 32's as long as combined you don't weigh more than a bus. Good quality 32mm rear tire and the wheel is going to be at least as important as your tire choice.
I weigh 185, bike is a LHT, solid but not super heavy. I found some Top Tour 2000 32mm, think these would be better than the Touring Plus?
Wheel is 700c mavic 36h A719 w/ XT centerlock hubs, DT straight 2.0 spokes
What were the two tires you used?
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35's can fit. It's just a tight fit depending upon the real size of the tire. You will be more than fine with 32's. Get some and ride like you stole it.