Hubs for roadbike with disc brakes

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MichaelB
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by MichaelB

maddog 2 wrote:Michael - how did the road tyres fit on the 29er rims?

I use 28mm road tyres on my commuter, on Crest 29er rims and they are super-tight, so this is putting me off speccing 29er rims on my next disc-build.


Pretty well, same as road rims.

Have heard from several others that Crest rims are buggers

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maddog 2 wrote:Michael - how did the road tyres fit on the 29er rims?

We have narrower carbon 29er wheels from LightBike and ran Specialized 700x35 'file treads' for gravel/hard pack trail riding on our cross bikes but for grins, I mounted Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX II in 700x25 with Challenge Corsa latex tubes on so i could try out Raleigh RCX Pro disc on the road. Tires had seen about 300-miles of use last Summer on Zipp 303 FC and while somewhat stretched out on the Zipp, the tires still proved to be a bit of tight fit on the 29er rims. Once installed, even though I was using tubes, I was hesitant about inflating road tires on tubeless carbon 29er wheels to much over 60-psi, seemed to work fine although the tires measured ~27mm wide.
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