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how much clearance do you recommend?

Old 03-22-08, 03:40 PM
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how much clearance do you recommend?

i have been wanting some fatter rubber on my old giant roadbike and i measured my clearances. the tight spot is between the chainstays at 36mm. i figure the widest tire i should fit is 28mm. how much clearance would you recommend in general to be safe? are there any road tires out there that run narrow i.e. a 32c that measures at 30?
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As a general rule on road bikes 28mm is as wide a tire as you can fit between the brake pads.
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