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Old 03-28-21, 06:36 PM
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iTrod
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Location: Lewisburg,PA
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Bikes: 2018 Litespeed Cherohala SE; 2011 Giant Defy Advanced 1; 2012 Catrike Expedition; 2016 Co-Motion Americano Rohloff, 2018 Giant XTC

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Getting Fatter

I put over 500 miles on the Babyshoe Pass 650B x 42 mm tires. No punctures, but the rear tire had two holes that penetrated through to the inner casing. The heavyweight Kenda tube saved me from at least one flat. The tube actually had a sizeable cut in it from the larger tire hole, but it did not make it all the way through. I liked the ride of the 42 mm tires and thought I would give the 48 mm version a try.
Whereas the 42 mm tires had a significantly smaller diameter than my 700C x 32 mm wheel, the 650B x 48 mm tires come pretty close to the same diameter.
I usually put 85-95 psi in the 700C x 32 mm tires, 50-55 psi in the 650B x 42 mm tires, and will try 40-45 psi in the 650B x 48 mm tires.
I am looking forward to trying these out on a 100K tomorrow.

Compass Switchback Hill tires mounted on the Cherohala

48 mm tire on the rear. 42 mm tire on the front in the foreground

Going fatter
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