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strauts1 08-09-17 05:05 PM

Fcr3 Tire Size
 
Just wondering if I could run a 26X1.75 on this bike?

jase33 08-09-17 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by strauts1 (Post 19780635)
Just wondering if I could run a 26X1.75 on this bike?

I know you can run a 1.5" tire on the FCR but not sure about any bigger. If I recall correctly I thing the 1.5's were fairly tight. You should measure the space between front fork and the rear chain/seat stays to make sure you have clearance. Another thing to consider is the tire itself. Sometimes the tread/knobs will extend beyond the printed measurement of the tire.

strauts1 08-09-17 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by jase33 (Post 19780952)
I know you can run a 1.5" tire on the FCR but not sure about any bigger. If I recall correctly I thing the 1.5's were fairly tight. You should measure the space between front fork and the rear chain/seat stays to make sure you have clearance. Another thing to consider is the tire itself. Sometimes the tread/knobs will extend beyond the printed measurement of the tire.

Thanks. I will measure the frame and fork

badger1 08-09-17 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by strauts1 (Post 19780635)
Just wondering if I could run a 26X1.75 on this bike?

No.

"26x1.75" is a mountainbike designation. It refers to the 559 ERTRO wheel size. Assuming you mean a Giant FCR3, that frame uses road-standard 700c wheels.

As to whether you could fit a 44mm (1.75") wide tire to an FCR3? I very much doubt it. That was a flat-bar road bike. Can't recall if it had caliper or v-brakes, but either way I be very surprised if the frame and/or fork clearance would allow a 44. 32mm maybe, 35mm possibly, but 44? Don't think so.

andrei_r 08-09-17 08:56 PM

The clearance might have changed with years and frame size. I have the 2008 model in Large and I have 700x40c Clement X'plor MSO both front and back on 16mm internal width rims (This matters as a wider rim will yeild a wider effective tire width when mounted). If I recall correctly, it actually measures somewhere at 38mm. While there's still some room for a bigger tire in the front, at the back many people would find that I'm pushing it. There's barely a couple of mm clearance between the tire and the chain stays.

As it has been said, your bike uses 700c wheels and you cant mount 26inch tires on them. And the frame won't accept 26inch wheels due to v-brake mounts location. And I think as badger1 said, some year models had road caliper brakes which would limit the tire size more than the chain stays.

strauts1 08-13-17 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by andrei_r (Post 19781134)
The clearance might have changed with years and frame size. I have the 2008 model in Large and I have 700x40c Clement X'plor MSO both front and back on 16mm internal width rims (This matters as a wider rim will yeild a wider effective tire width when mounted). If I recall correctly, it actually measures somewhere at 38mm. While there's still some room for a bigger tire in the front, at the back many people would find that I'm pushing it. There's barely a couple of mm clearance between the tire and the chain stays.

As it has been said, your bike uses 700c wheels and you cant mount 26inch tires on them. And the frame won't accept 26inch wheels due to v-brake mounts location. And I think as badger1 said, some year models had road caliper brakes which would limit the tire size more than the chain stays.

Thanks

strauts1 08-13-17 06:45 PM


Originally Posted by andrei_r (Post 19781134)
The clearance might have changed with years and frame size. I have the 2008 model in Large and I have 700x40c Clement X'plor MSO both front and back on 16mm internal width rims (This matters as a wider rim will yeild a wider effective tire width when mounted). If I recall correctly, it actually measures somewhere at 38mm. While there's still some room for a bigger tire in the front, at the back many people would find that I'm pushing it. There's barely a couple of mm clearance between the tire and the chain stays.

As it has been said, your bike uses 700c wheels and you cant mount 26inch tires on them. And the frame won't accept 26inch wheels due to v-brake mounts location. And I think as badger1 said, some year models had road caliper brakes which would limit the tire size more than the chain stays.

Yeah I made a mistake. I ended up getting a 700x35mm.Continental tire. Thanks for your help

strauts1 08-13-17 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by strauts1 (Post 19789818)
Thanks

Thanks ended up getting a 700x35mm Continental touring plus tire


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