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Ok just fitted the rear. 1st off yes a 27.5×1.95 mtb tyre does fit……. Just
You need dead straight rims and tyres though – I bought the cheapest 1.95 pair of suitable tyres I could find at 25 the pair, just to experiment with. Some Kenda ‘dirt jump’ tyres from eBay .these:
And although they fit, they have some serious wobble (wheel was straight) and buzz the driveline chainstay. I’ve corrected by tweaking the wheel to suit and there’s approx 2or3mm clearances either side.
Looks like I’ll try some other tyres as I specifically want tyres with more grip than dedicated gravel tyres.
Ill keep the Kendal as spares and get a pair of 1.9 specialized crossroads to try.Posted 3 months ago
Hopefully the image will work. Turned out the 29r tube I’d stuffed in the rear tyre to try out the tyres was giving the bulge. Two 27.5 tubes later and they’re fitted!</span>
Rear only has about 2mm clearance either side though…. Just need some new 160/140 discs and I’m ready to try them.
Posted 3 months ago
The 1.9 specialized crossroads has arrived, will fit and get pics later – but it certainly isn’t as tall as the Kendal so should be a better fit. Decided to just buy one specialized tyre for the rear and leave the slightly larger Kenda on the front.
Discs for the 650bs also arrived so I’ll have the first propper on/off road test tomorrow.Posted 3 months ago
That’s not good news, i’m probably going to skip 650B. 🙁
Meanwhile I just went from winter mode to summer mode. Lost the fenders, and put on some bigger GravelKing SKs, tubeless for the first time. The front one is labeled 43C or 43-622, the back one is 40C 38-622. The fronts measure around 42mm, and the back one is around 39.5mm on my 20mm ID rims. Plenty of clearance at the front, at the back… The usual.
Forgot how good this thing is with some proper meat!
Also got a setback seatpost and a way too overpriced Salsa seatpost clamp instead of my “Gineyea” eBay special.Posted 3 months ago
This is a brilliant thread. I’ve been using my Grinduro (SS Plug with TRP Hylex) over the winter for various things and it’ll now get used for evening jaunts and school runs with the kids. Its been great. I did think the Alu fork would be harsh but its not.
Talking of which who’s going to buy the Grinduro in the classifieds? I would have thought it’d be flying off the shelf…Posted 2 months agojakd95Member
Bit of an update on mine. Made the switch to drops, along with a some XT cranks, a pair of TRP Spyres, and then a slightly more exciting paint job from a rattlecan. Getting it prepped for the Torino-Nice Rally, just need to sort a light/usb charger to pair with the dynamo hub.
The highrise stem makes me feel a bit ill but makes it a lot more comfortable for all day rides.Posted 1 week ago
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