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Old 03-20-2017, 09:29 PM
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In my experience, 2 mm is enough to generate some rub, particularly if you stand up to pedal from time to time. What you ought to do is get some 25 or 27mm tubulars... Just have to mount them straight! :-)
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:04 AM
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Thanks all.
Ti frame with large chainstays that are already crimped. I am going to run it for a bit. I dont think rub on raw Ti will be an issue. I will keep an eye on it.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:20 AM
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Why is everyone going with these fat-assed tires? Guess I'm stuck in the old school...
I'm right there with you....
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:51 AM
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I would get a tire that's 2 or 3 mm narrower and drop 2 or 3 psi. Then you get best of both worlds.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:48 AM
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You're a tall dude so I'm guessing you weigh more than 180#. Also guessing that you have not tried the wide, supple stuff. And, in my book, 28mm is not even close to fat-assed nowadays. Very soon I will be rolling on 2" tubeless, 415g slicks. The fat side, man. The fat side.


Care to share which tire that is?
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:22 AM
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Sometimes tight is a good thing

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As my grandfather used to say, "Tight is tight enough."
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:33 AM
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I have that much clearance (or less) at the front brake caliper on the Oltre. Probably >5 at frame intersections, so not much concern over rub/frame damage, even for out of the saddle climbs/efforts. The worst of it is occasional mud gather on the caliper, which prompts me to stop and clear it with a stick. Ive been using this setup for a year with very little trouble, but that's in a SW climate. I recommend giving it a try.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:42 AM
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trouble if you break a spoke.....
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:42 AM
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Care to share which tire that is?
Compass SBH EL
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:15 AM
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Pictures?
Of the tire and stays or bibs?!?
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:08 PM
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You're a tall dude so I'm guessing you weigh more than 180#. Also guessing that you have not tried the wide, supple stuff. And, in my book, 28mm is not even close to fat-assed nowadays. Very soon I will be rolling on 2" tubeless, 415g slicks. The fat side, man. The fat side.
I go with 25mm wide HED rims and 23C tires. Perfection, IMO.
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