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View Poll Results: What width tires do you run on your Velocity Deep V's
23mm 4 25.00%
25mm 6 37.50%
28mm 3 18.75%
32mm 3 18.75%
35mm 0 0%
38mm 0 0%
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Old 03-28-08, 06:37 PM   #1
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Velocity Deep V Tire Size Survey

My current 20 mile RT commute is going to increase to about 33 miles one way and that has me thinking about doing a road/cyclocross/touring bike build based on a quality steel frame. I still have a number of questions about what frame to pick (that will be a future thread), but I am pretty well settled on a set of hand built Velocity Deep V's on either 105 or Ultegra hubs. What I am looking for is feedback about what tire size my fellow Clydes run on their Deep V's. My current thought is go with 700c x 28mm tires for a smoother ride, but I am open to suggestions.

I am hoping your feedback helps me narrow the frame field down a bit.

All advice greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-28-08, 07:39 PM   #2
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They're actually 26mm, but ride like 25's Soma Everwears

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conti gatorskins in 28mm for my commute.
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