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50-305 vs. 32-349

Old 06-23-18, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
want more volume, softer, cushion, vs higher PSI easier rolling, harder?

knee jerk disdain for Bromptons?, they're running 349 -32 ~ 37..

so only one is acceptable.. apparently..





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well, yes, bob. read the OP. it is a more complete analysis of the pros and cons of each. i also own 451 and 406 so that is an analogous situation. to be honest, in small rim sizes like 305 and 349, i prefer the advantages of 305, just like in general i prefer 406 to 451.

Disdain for Brompton? i had not brought up Brompton in my debate. my debate was about wheel sizes, but since you brought it up, i'll address the issue you raised. I do not disdain Bromptons. Instead I disdain the smug and slavish ethos, the brand-cultism that often sorrounds the bike and afflicts too many of its owners. That you perceive a dispassionate analysis of the relative merits of 349 vs 305 as disdain for Brompton is symptomatic of this sorry malaise.. Brompton is the best folding bike out there when you need the quickest and smallest fold, no question. But if you don't need that, there are a lot of other, much less expensive, much less hyped choices out there.

Now getting back to the original issue of 305 vs. 349 wheelsizes, the issue may turn on the fact that sourcing 349 rims and wheels is easier than 305, and that since I already own a 305er, I'll go with 349 on the Gust.

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Old 06-23-18, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cplager View Post
Then it isn't like a concern for you.

Of course, over here, 15 (F) is quite cold...
15 C.

The last time I saw snow--from afar, mind you--was the snow cap on the Hindu-Kush mountains surrounding Kabul several years ago.
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Old 06-24-18, 12:49 PM
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20c quite nice here..
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...just got interesting 305 tires, Hutchinson Greenville 16x1.75. Compared to my previously used BigApple's 16x2.00, they are wider(!) on the same rims, lighter (325g vs. 370g specced, ~340g vs. ~405g on the scale) and more road-oriented, almost slicks. They appear like wide Kojaks with slightly thicker sidewalls. And they are the same price level as BigApples (~15$ each).
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Old 08-21-18, 06:09 AM
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Thanks...

Originally Posted by splithub View Post
...just got interesting 305 tires, Hutchinson Greenville 16x1.75. Compared to my previously used BigApple's 16x2.00, they are wider(!) on the same rims, lighter (325g vs. 370g specced, ~340g vs. ~405g on the scale) and more road-oriented, almost slicks. They appear like wide Kojaks with slightly thicker sidewalls. And they are the same price level as BigApples (~15$ each).
that's very interesting. So, in practice they are wider than BAs?

Funny, just today I ordered (then cancelled) a pair of 50-305 BAs...
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Old 08-21-18, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
that's very interesting. So, in practice they are wider than BAs?

Funny, just today I ordered (then cancelled) a pair of 50-305 BAs...
...yes, the BA's had 44mm on rims with 16mm inner width, the Hutch's are 46mm
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...yes, the BA's had 44mm on rims with 16mm inner width, the Hutch's are 46mm
Where did you buy them?
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Old 08-22-18, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Where did you buy them?
..i found them on E**y in a mixed-bike-goods shop, here in europe they are available from probikeshop and alltricks, online shops. They show up on Taobao also when you look for Hutchinson 16*1.75...
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