Samu Ilonen wrote:
elmar schrauth wrote:
samu: where is the problem in mounting it onto a crossbike?
You just don't get it... say "U.C.I rules...."
He wants to mount a pair of tubulars on a 29" mtb, no problem at all with UCI rules here
I have seen a guy that had road rims on disc hubs with dugast tubulars in a Scott Scale mtb. Although the bike isn't made for it they just cleared the frame by a few mm. Maybe not a good idea if there is a lot of mud, but I think they worked good for him in that particular race.
If your mtb frame is made for 29" wheels there shouldn't be any fit problems at all. The downside to the UCI rules is that (AFAIK) none of the conventional companies like Tufo or Vittoria are making tubulars wider then 34 mm. I think Dugast might be your only option, you probably have to supply your own thread for them to make your tires, so depending on the thread I wouldn't expect you to have problems with durability.
Didn't Reynolds make a rim that was slightly wider for their CX wheels? I'm not sure about this, but if you want to run 40-45 mm tubs I would definetly choose the widest rim available!