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Old 08-13-08, 12:39 PM
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offroad tires on roadbike

I have a roadbike I want to use for light offroading --pea gravel/fire roads, dirt trails, etc. and would like to know what type of tires I need to get and what width. My rim size is 700 x23. How wide of tire can (and should) I get? I would like something with some tread and maybe very small knobbies---but not too large so that I can't still ride on pavement.

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There are lots of nice cyclocross tires that'd work for that. Question is, will they fit in your frame? Frame clearance rather than rim size is your main concern.
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Yep, and brake clearance. Measure it all up and see what you can find.
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IRC makes a tire in your size with knotties on it . yes you should measures before you buy.
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I have a Specialized Tricross - it's basically a rode bike with hybrid tires. It has 700x32c's on it. The thing that I see that is different about my bike and the rode bikes I see are the brakes. My brakes have a lot more clearance.. I think they are "v-style" or something. I'd like to go down to a 28 maybe.
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