Will 700c with 40 tyres fit a 26er????
i am experimenting with this at the moment. first of many tyres do not measure up as labelled, i.e.. some 35mm tyres are actually only 33ish, some 38mm tyres are 40mm and vice versa
i triedWTB nano tyres 40mm ( v good reviews) they don’t fit !
also tried specialised tracer 38mm – it just fits with a couple mm to sparePosted 4 months ago
i have fitted specialised tracer 35mm ( which measure up as 33-34 mm ) these are a cx tyre but roll really well on the road. i used them on an adventure race at the weekend, fast on the tarmac and coped well on forest tracks, mountain paths etc. really pleased with them
BTW i bought a cheap carbon fork, 27.5 sized – keeps the geometry more consistent and allows a bigger tyre in front if required – it will definitely take the 40mm tyre.greyspokeMember
Prob is going to be height rather than width. Non-disc-specific frames are more likely to have the seatstay bridge set quite tight – this was the case on my old 26″ frame, 30s would just fit, 35s wouldn’t. But that isn’t a deal-breaker as there is a range of 650b rubber out there now if you don’t mind going down a wheel size, which is what I may get round to doing.Posted 4 months agoTiRedMember
Why not just use 26″ wheels and a set of Schwalbe CX Pros? That’s what’s on mine, along with a 100mm stem and some shallow drop bars.
I swapped to a carbon 700c fork, but stil run the 26″ wheels. Works fine and rides really well.
I accept that the choice of cyclo-cross tyres is limited, but it is not zero!Posted 4 months ago
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