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Emonda Owners, Tire Options?

Old 03-05-15, 05:54 PM
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Emonda Owners, Tire Options?

Have any of you other Emonda owners tried a tire larger than a 25 on your bike? Our team has a deal with Schwable and I was looking at what tubeless options they have in stock and it's either a 23 or 28? I am currently running Bontrager R3 tubeless in 25 but not sure how much more room the 28 may take up, but wouldn't mind the extra ride comfort if it would work? So is anyone else running anything bigger than my 25?
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I have a set of Boyd Altamont rims that are 24mm wide on my Domane 4.5 and I could not fit a Continental GP4000s II 28mm tire on the rear. The front fit fine with plenty of clearance but the rear tire rubbed on the bottom of the brake caliper and the bracket that the brake caliper bolts to.
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I have 25s but remember reading somewhere that 28s do fit.
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I saw on one of the reviews that a Trek employee "let it slip" he had 30's on his, however I am looking for real world examples. @Domane that doesn't surprise me as one of the guys at the LBS has HED wheels that are 24mm wide on his cross bike. With Vittoria 27 tires on those wheels they actually measure almost 32 with calipers.
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I have an Emonda SL6 with HED Ardennes Plus wheels (25mm wide). The widest tire I could fit up front was a 25mm GP4000s II, and it was really, really tight. Clearance was adequate in the back.
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I've read that if you have the SRAM setup, things will be a bit tighter, DA bikes seem fine for 25/28s
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What brakes you have will determine the tire size. On my SLR with DA9010 brakes 25 4000s11 ( on DA C35's) is as big as I can go. I have read that the Bontragger brakes will not permit 25's on rear.
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I have read that the Bontragger brakes will not permit 25's on rear.
I have a SLR with the Bontrager Speed Stop brakes, wheels are Zipp 303s and tires are Conti GP4000SII 25mm.

The fit no problem.
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Mine is the SL6 with Ultegra and Race Lite TLR wheels. It appears that there is some extra room, however the tires I'm looking at are not the same as the ones. Guess I could always try a 28 and if it doesn't work sell the tires? I may try and see if the LBS has a wheel with a 28 on it and check it that way?
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I just ordered an SL6... I was thinking of buying those rims with my usual Mich Pro4 25c tires. I was hoping it would soften the ride a bit. Still enjoying the wheelset selection?

Originally Posted by EthanHawley View Post
I have an Emonda SL6 with HED Ardennes Plus wheels (25mm wide). The widest tire I could fit up front was a 25mm GP4000s II, and it was really, really tight. Clearance was adequate in the back.
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Originally Posted by swinney View Post
I just ordered an SL6... I was thinking of buying those rims with my usual Mich Pro4 25c tires. I was hoping it would soften the ride a bit. Still enjoying the wheelset selection?
I'm still enjoying it and would never switch back to narrower rims. I am riding a 23mm tire up front now since I got tired of the times my front wheel would drag when dirt and debris got caught between my tire and front brake. I'm surprised Trek didn't think of creating more clearance up front for wider tires. Hopefully your Michelin tires will fit better!
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I'm actually shocked someone would want a road tubeless tire larger than 25mm for comfort reasons. What PSI do you normally run? I find my 23mm Schwalbe one tubeless to be way more comfortable than 25/28mm clinchers simply because I can run them at 70-80psi. I'm a recovering cylde (198lbs), so anything below 100 PSI is a no-no with clinchers.
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Originally Posted by yankeefan View Post
... I'm a recovering cylde ....
Does that mean you're gaining your weight back?
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Does that mean you're gaining your weight back?
No it means up until very recently I was a clyde and now I'm not. Its the same logic as when someone says they are a recovering alcoholic.
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- Hutchinson Sectors (28s)
- SLR frame
- Bontrager Brakes
- Race X Lites

They're fine, I'm running them tubeless @ 80 psi.
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Emonda tyre size

I have an Emonda SL 8 with Dura-ace and Race X light wheels. I have fitted a 28mm wide Schwalbe one tyre on the rear. Still to test tyre size on the front.

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25mm GP4000 Sii here. Sorry, haven't tried anything wider, but there looks like there's decent space beyond the 25s.
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Any more input on this? I am looking at ordering up a set of the R3 TLR tires in 26c. Has anyone tried this on a Emonda with the Speed Stop brakes?
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Originally Posted by les_pink View Post
I have an Emonda SL 8 with Dura-ace and Race X light wheels. I have fitted a 28mm wide Schwalbe one tyre on the rear. Still to test tyre size on the front.
Did you try fitting a 28mm on the front?
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HI Exime,
I did end up having 28's on the front and rear. Worked well with a qualification... If the road was wet and/or covered in grit, there was insufficient room at times for clearance as the tyres picked up debris, resulting in the inside of the brake arms getting scratched. Not terminal by any means, but annoying. Since the 28's, I have had 26mm Bontrager tubeless and 25mm clinchers. 25/26 appears to be the best compromise in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by les_pink View Post
HI Exime,
I did end up having 28's on the front and rear. Worked well with a qualification... If the road was wet and/or covered in grit, there was insufficient room at times for clearance as the tyres picked up debris, resulting in the inside of the brake arms getting scratched. Not terminal by any means, but annoying. Since the 28's, I have had 26mm Bontrager tubeless and 25mm clinchers. 25/26 appears to be the best compromise in my opinion.
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Thanks for your input that was very helpful.
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Originally Posted by les_pink View Post
HI Exime,
I did end up having 28's on the front and rear. Worked well with a qualification... If the road was wet and/or covered in grit, there was insufficient room at times for clearance as the tyres picked up debris, resulting in the inside of the brake arms getting scratched. Not terminal by any means, but annoying. Since the 28's, I have had 26mm Bontrager tubeless and 25mm clinchers. 25/26 appears to be the best compromise in my opinion.
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Could you tell us what brake calipers you are using? I wonder if the direct mounts on the SLR frame would change the tire clearance for the better.
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I'm wondering what tires you could use, if you were using Planet X brakes on the SL frame?

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no worries at all
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Hi Gary,
I have duraace brakes (not direct mount) on a SL frame. I have read previously that the clearance on direct mount is not quite as good as single mount.
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