Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes
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I've been kind of underwhelmed that many of the new 'supercross' style bikes are being offered with such scant tire clearance.
I know it's a road-biased frame, but if I'm getting a disc equipped all-road bike, i want it to be able to fit a 29 by 2.1, 2.2 tire clearance.
700x45 is pretty standard clearance for existing touring bikes- IE no need to get a disc-equipped thing for road bias touring if you've already got a LHT or a Sojurn or a Crosscheck or Windsor etc etc.
There's also very few good tires at the top end of that size limit. move the casing up a couple of fractions, and tire choice explodes.
However, the vaya is a very nice bike and should treat you nicely, Russ. A more robust but spirited ride than those infernal folding contraptions.