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    Widest Tires on a Raleigh Sojourn

    If you ride a Sojourn, I have a question for you: what are the widest tires you have used with it?

    I am planning a tour of Colorado this summer that includes a lot of dirt roads, and I'm looking for wider tires to put on my Sojourn. I've been happy with the stock tires (Vittoria Randonneur Cross 700x35), but I think I want something wider for this. The widest tire my LBS stocks is 700x40, but the one they stock is for hybrids and isn't real sturdy. So I have to mail-order these, and I'd rather not do that blind.

    If you have a Sojourn, please tell me what tires you use (size and make/model), whether or not you run fenders with them, and about how much clearance you have between the tire and the frame. Thanks for the help.

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    Do you want fenders on yours for the tour?

    I was looking at one of those when I was shopping for a bike, but couldn't find out the info you are asking for.
    Ed Miller
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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
    Do you want fenders on yours for the tour?
    I haven't decided yet. It's Colorado in the summer, so it should be pretty dry. At the same time, riding in the rain on a dirt road without fenders REALLY sucks.

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    I'm also interested in a Sojourn. I live down 5 miles of kansas farm road (rock, sand, hardpack, in any combination, depending on state of maintenance), and I would like to use the bike someday on the GAP/C&O, the Katy, and other unpaved trails. Does anyone have an answer for this yet?
    I'd prefer to have fenders. I'm also considering the LHT and the Soma Saga, both of which will accept 44s with fenders.

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