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    ACTUAL tire width

    ok, so almost NONE of my tires actually measure what they say on the sidewalls.
    My Michelin pro2 are 25's and measure almost 28, my Specialized Nimbus say 38 and measure 34.4, my Specialized all weather pro say 25 and measure 27.7, the Vittorio 25's are 24.4

    The reason I ask is I need to put some winter tires on my crossroads and there is over 55 mm of room to get a tire in between the stays and in the fork.....I'd like a good 40+ mm wide ACTUAL 40+ mm wide tire...

    I also have a good 22 mm clearance to the bridges on the rear and crown up front. I wish I could borrow a 29'er to see if it might even fit, it sure looks like it might although with the taper on the rear, trying would really be the ONLY way to know.

    any relatively inexpensive tire suggestions?


    these maybe? http://www.bicycletires.com/pmixat/M...re/product.htm
    Last edited by Touch0Gray; 11-06-2008 at 12:18 PM.
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    I share your pain. My pro2's 25 measure 27 and my hutch 25's measure 24. Its ridiculous, I mean, call the tire what you want as far as size, but give me some measurements on your site.

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    It could be worse, try looking at mtb tires. A 2.0 can measure from 1.75 to 2.1

    I'd suggest Schwalbe somethings (maybe marathons), but they can be a little expensive.

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    My carbon parts are X grams over and under. Let's complain.

    Sheldon addressed this in the heydays of cycling. He said they cleaned up... maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleavesF
    My carbon parts are X grams over and under. Let's complain.

    Sheldon addressed this in the heydays of cycling. He said they cleaned up... maybe not.
    yeah I went to Harris's site FIRST.......yeah....they standardized it alright....lol
    Kenda has a "stated 40 mm"
    http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Komfort-...6011756&sr=1-1

    Michelin actually has a 47 mm listed

    http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-Hybri...6011828&sr=1-4

    I am just wondering if I ought to go a little narrower and a more aggressive tread
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