29er MTB tires on CX bike

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huddini
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by huddini

A friend asked me why I don´t fit 29er MTB tires on my CX. I told him, that I don´t think they will fit, but since I don´t have any I haven´t tried. Anyone did?

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monty dog
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by monty dog

Depends on your definition of a 29er tyre? CX tyres are 622 ERTO which is the same as 29er - but the two key factors are frame clearances and rim width. There aren't many CX frames that will allow you to fit a tyre wider than 40mm plus and fitting a 40mm tyre on a 20mm 700c rim is simply asking for trouble as the tyre bead simply pops-off the rim. Obviously, using a wider rim like a Velocity A23 allows you to run wider tyres safely.
Just ride

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huddini
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by huddini

Guess u are right... Will stick w the old griffo´s :D

EnzioL
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by EnzioL

CruX with Panracer Fire Cross 45mm with Aksium - No problem :noidea:

huddini
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by huddini

EnzioL wrote:CruX with Panracer Fire Cross 45mm with Aksium - No problem :noidea:


Pretty heavy!

YoKaiser
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by YoKaiser

I have 1.75 Smart Sams on my Cube X-race. Its true they are heavier but lots of fun, they give a bit more confidence to go a bit harder through some terrain.

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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

I used a Bontrager Jones XR 1.8 on the front of my Stevens cross bike, fit great and was fun on the MTB trails!!
to go faster....just pedal harder!

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