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Old 03-02-10, 03:14 AM   #1
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Widest Tire You've Fit on a Cross Check Frame/Fork

I'm about to buy some new tires and fenders for my Cross Check. I'm going to buy Marathon Supremes @ either 700x35 or 700x40, depending on my fender question. I'm also going to purchase SKS PXX (P45 or P50, to be determined) fenders.

I've read that the Supremes run a little bit smaller than what they are actually listed as (ie; 35's measuring more like 32's). Has anyone tried or know if the 700x40 Supreme runs a little smaller width wise as well?

Also for all you Cross Check owners, what is the widest fender/tire or just tire you have fit on your frame/fork?

I'd like to buy as big of fenders as possible to accommodate most possible tires in the future. Thanks for any input you guys may have.
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Old 03-02-10, 05:00 AM   #2
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Cannot speak to tire & fender.
However I've run a 47 mm regular schwalbe marathon on my crosscheck with no fenders.
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Old 03-02-10, 07:43 AM   #3
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I've got a 700x35 Marathon Supreme and it doesn't look small to me. It's definately bigger than a 700x35 Vittoria
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I run 700x35 Marathon Supreme's and they measure exactly 35mm.
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Old 03-02-10, 06:19 PM   #5
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Cannot speak to tire & fender.
However I've run a 47 mm regular schwalbe marathon on my crosscheck with no fenders.
A 47mm wide tire!?!? My goodness that is a fatty tire.

You guys running a 35mm tire, you guys have plenty of space to go wider I'm assuming?
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Old 03-02-10, 06:28 PM   #6
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I know somebody who told me he has run nominal 50mm tires on his CC, but I doubt if he measured them to verify actual width. I have 45mm fenders on one right now - I think those are probably the widest fenders you will find in for 700c wheels. That would allow 35-37mm tires which should be plenty wide enough for touring.
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I was recently wondering the same thing and came across this:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=2176565

Unfortunately the cyclocross folks don't care about fenders. If you get a combo that works, please let us know. I am trying to turn my CC into a poor man's Fargo.
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I had 40mm supremes, they calipered to 40.0 mm. I use 45mm PB Cascadias.

I dialed back to 32mm tires though, 40 just too much for me to push fixed-gear.
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I've run the Panaracers mentioned above. I have a 2008 model year frame and they are a very tight fit. If I get the slightest bit out of true they start to rub (I'm not running them right now because I need to my rims trued). I don't know for sure, but I have heard of slicks going wider than 45 from a couple of different people.
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A 47mm wide tire!?!? My goodness that is a fatty tire.

You guys running a 35mm tire, you guys have plenty of space to go wider I'm assuming?
The tire worked well on logging trails and cow paths, plus broken up urban streets.
Perhaps the crosscheck with those tires became a light weight 29er
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A 47mm wide tire!?!? My goodness that is a fatty tire.

You guys running a 35mm tire, you guys have plenty of space to go wider I'm assuming?
oh yeah
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I have run 45mm tires on the rear of my Cross Check and a 1.9" on the front. 45mm on the front would still have fender clearance. 45mm on the rear would fit fenders, but probably need to be aired down to remove the wheel.

I would recomend the Shwalbe Marathon Extremes if you need that big of a tire. I just put one on the rear of my Singlecross and like it so far, I plan on ordering a few more.
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Nice looking bike Gyeswho. What is the model number for those SKS fenders?
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