Thread: Fcr3 Tire Size
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Old 08-13-17, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by andrei_r View Post
The clearance might have changed with years and frame size. I have the 2008 model in Large and I have 700x40c Clement X'plor MSO both front and back on 16mm internal width rims (This matters as a wider rim will yeild a wider effective tire width when mounted). If I recall correctly, it actually measures somewhere at 38mm. While there's still some room for a bigger tire in the front, at the back many people would find that I'm pushing it. There's barely a couple of mm clearance between the tire and the chain stays.

As it has been said, your bike uses 700c wheels and you cant mount 26inch tires on them. And the frame won't accept 26inch wheels due to v-brake mounts location. And I think as badger1 said, some year models had road caliper brakes which would limit the tire size more than the chain stays.
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