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Finding New 700x21C Gumwall Clincher Tires

Old 04-20-24, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by P!N20
I dunno, looks like plenty of room to me.

This is a bit of a diversion from the simple search for narrow tires, but I was scratching my head at the idea that the calipers are a reason to not run anything bigger than 20mm.

I've got a bike with the short reach Campy brakes that are shown above, and the frame was designed for minimum clearance... i.e. the pads are all the way up in the slots.
Even with this configuration, I've managed to (barely) fit 25mm tires in there.
Admittedly, there's no room to spare, but it does work.

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You might want to try Cycle Grand Bois' Col de la Madeleines. They are 23 mm, nominally, but have a classic tread pattern and relatively unobtrusive sidewall labels compared to the rim billboards we currently see. https://cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/T700_F23_SS.html

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While it seems to defy logic, the Panaracer Gravel King is available in 700x23C with brown sidewalls. Defies logic because I can't imagine riding any kind of gravel on a tire that narrow, but I digress.

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Even 23mm tires are getting hard to find these days as most manufacturers had pretty much moved over to 25mm as their narrowest tire size. The days of the 23mm tires are pretty much over at this point.
dakg!, I still remember when I was actually riding on 20mm tires, back in the 80's, and they actually measured to he more like 19mm when installed on my wheelsets. They literally rode like rocks, but my younger body can take it hack then. The Turbo VS were my favorites......
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