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Tire Fit Annoyance - advice please

Old 08-08-16, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jtuds
There's now a 25mm on the rear (she did it herself, which is cool). It's 28mm front/25mm rear at the moment....whatever, we'll leave it and see how it goes. We could just put a 25mm on the front too, I already have one...then I could throw the 28s on my aluminum Emonda for some extra comfort once my current tires wear out.

She's 5'1, 105lbs so I am thinking somewhere around 90psi in both to give some extra comfort and reduce the risk of pinch flats.
I now weigh 140 pounds on a heavy day and have never pinch flatted at 80psi on 25mm wide tires.

At 205 pounds I started my week at 95 front, 105 rear which could be as low as 85/95 by the end of the week. I never pinch flatted then either.

You can run much less pressure.
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Old 07-07-17, 12:42 AM
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Just found the same thing as this thread the hard way, after ordering the same 28mm Conti GP 4000 IIs.

I had assumed that an endurance bike would fit 28mm tires without even checking. Mistake!

Good to know that the 25mm Conti GP4000 fit - they generally inflate larger, maybe up to 27mm, so this is "almost as good" as a 28mm.
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Just buy her a new bike, one that will fit LARGER tires for comfort! Take her to the bike shop, and look at a lot of options, See what she likes, and then tell her that you can sell her old bike to recover some of the cost.

Problem solved!

If that doesn't work, keep her old bike as a spare, until she doesn't ride it any longer, and then sell it!
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