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Old 10-03-11, 05:00 PM   #1
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what bike will fit winter tires + fenders?

I'm trying to figure out what bike will fit winter tires and fenders?
I just ride paved roads which are plowed respectably often, no trails or other crazyness.

I would like to run 700x48 with minimal knobs and studs and also have full fenders. I was thinking a touring bike would have enough clearance or maybe a cyclocross bike. Maybe I have to use a "29er". Just curious about what style would typically have the required clearance.

Right now I have a mountain bike which can do this but I was looking into the larger wheel sizes.
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Old 10-03-11, 05:06 PM   #2
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A touring bike probably won't run 700:48 tyres but a 9'r will and you would have to check different frames to ensure there would be enough clearance.

A touring bike with Marathon winter tyres should fit most touring bikes and cross bikes and do more to keep you upright than 400:48's with no studs.
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do you mean the marathon 700x35 or 700x42?
I was looking to get the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 700x45

I was thinking that the larger tire would be better in snowy conditions, i know sometimes thin tires cut through snow, but i need something that will work in all conditions as I only have 1 bike.
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Salsa Fargo, Surly Ogre will accept 29er tires and fenders.

Most Touring or CX bikes will take a 700x35 with fenders and not much more. The Surly Crosscheck, Salsa Vaya and the Vassago Fisticuffs will take larger tires than most CX or Touring bikes, but fitting 29er tires and fenders will be a challenge.

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Personally I'd stick with the MTB, it'll run wide tires and still run the narrow ones for summer. I rode most of last winter on a '06 sirrus with 700x28 and full fenders. It was alright... I imagine an older hybrid might give you more tire clearance than some of the so-called flat-bar road bikes that masquerade as hybrids. Is there any reason you want larger diameter wheels?
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I was looking into the larger wheel diameters because I find riding my 26" to be sluggish, i know it is more to do with the bike than the wheel size, but it was something I wanted to look into.

26" based bikes seem to be very versatile so i might just stick with what I have
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I was looking into the larger wheel diameters because I find riding my 26" to be sluggish, i know it is more to do with the bike than the wheel size, but it was something I wanted to look into.
I'll admit I'm too scared to get on the roads (with cagers!) when there's snow on them, but I'd expect any riding with snow or slush to be sluggish!
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My LHT will fit 700x42 Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded with Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders. I *might* even be able to go one size bigger.
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I was looking into the larger wheel diameters because I find riding my 26" to be sluggish, i know it is more to do with the bike than the wheel size, but it was something I wanted to look into.

26" based bikes seem to be very versatile so i might just stick with what I have
There is not much of a difference, if any, in speed between a 26" wheel and a 700c wheel of comparable overall weight, tire width and tread pattern. If you have knobby tires on your MTB, try out a set of slicks such as the Conti Sport Contacts. 26" studded tires are preferable to 700c studded tires because they are wider and you have a lower center of gravity.
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I know you want what you want, but I'd keep the mtb for this and go with a less "sluggish" bike for other times rather than just getting a new bike for that.
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Just picked up a used 2003 Kona Jake the Snake for this very purpose. Tried the MB route last year as a winter bike and while it worked I wanted to stick with the more traditional "roadie" riding position. This CX bike will fit fenders and studded tires just fine.
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I guess one of my big beefs with 26" bikes is that most of the frames are designed for actual mountain biking which i dont care about, i just need winter commuting.

The idea of spending nearly 200$ on a wheel size that I wouldn't intend on keeping is unnerving, thats why i started to look into this in the first place.
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