Kumppa wrote: JCrider wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Curious what is the max tire size that can be used on this frame.
25mm Michelin Power competition clinchers on 22.4mm wide rim have 26.4 mm actual width. 4.1mm chainstay clearance each side. You can use higher tires like Pirelli without problem.
22.4mm “external” rim width? So 17mm internal? That’s about as narrow as they come these days I’d say. And the chainstay clearance isn’t usually the issue. It’s the clearance up front of the rear tire, behind the BB and seat tube, that can be an issue when you try to remove the rear wheel without deflating the tire that can be tricky with the Skylon, I don’t know if they’ve carved any more material from behind the BB and seattube to ease this, but in my experience anything over 25mm on the Skylon would be very tight. And throw a wider rim into the equation and you’ve got some issues of inconvenience as a minimum. Personally I’m fine with 25’s but these days people seem to want ever wider, fatter tires on ever increasingly wide rims, so the actual measurements can balloon pretty quickly depending on tire/rim combo. And if it’s comfort you’re after above all, then for sure, why not.
@Kumppa... is your frame rim brake or disc? Mechanical or electric shifting? Battery install, at least for Campy, had to be modified a bit to use the Di2 holder for best results. But if you’re running mechanical, I agree that routing cables is a breeze. Just in one end and out the other. No fishing required. And they have modified the exit port grommets for electrical I think, a major sticking point in prior versions. But as for disc geometry, if they haven’t given a bit of extra length to the chainstays then the chainline is going to be poor, no way around it.