28mm IRC Marbella - anybody used it?
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    28mm IRC Marbella - anybody used it?

    This is an interesting tire. There aren't many (any?) other tubeless 28mm tires with more than a file tread out there. I would think that in order to keep the OD in check, the tread depth eats into the air volume, which can't be great. Even so, I'm sort of interested to try it out as a front tire. Anybody used it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pisgah2000 View Post
    This is an interesting tire. There aren't many (any?) other tubeless 28mm tires with more than a file tread out there.
    Because virtually everyone who rides where tread it needed would want bigger than 28mm. I do a lot of diverse riding on/off road and mixed can't think of any time I'd ever want tread like that but only 28mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    can't think of any time I'd ever want tread like that but only 28mm.
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    ah, yes, didn't think of that. Cheaper than a new frame.

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    Yep, this would be for a rim brake bike that maxes out at a 28. There's also the GravelKing SK 28mm, though that one sounds like it runs large. I have those in a 38 on another bike, and cornering grip isn't stellar.

    Anyway, I'm not sure it's worth $70 to find out if a little bit of tread is worth trading for volume and the associated ability to better deform to terrain. The side knobs look to have some bite though.

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