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    small low profile knobby 29" tires... 29" x 1.5" exist ?

    without searching for 700 x 47 c or 700 x 50c tires

    does anyone make a 29" x 1.25 or 1.5 " low profile tread or knobby tire

    something with a skatepark style tread pattern maybe.

    i did find a specialized renegade 1.8

    but wanted to ask in case someone already found a similar tire
    that fit 29 rim

    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    without searching for 700 x 47 c or 700 x 50c tires

    does anyone make a 29" x 1.25 or 1.5 " low profile tread or knobby tire

    something with a skatepark style tread pattern maybe.

    i did find a specialized renegade 1.8

    but wanted to ask in case someone already found a similar tire
    that fit 29 rim

    thank you.
    50c would be more like a 1.96" width tire. Plenty of those around. 47c is spot on 1.85". Several of those around as well.

    Renegade, Crow, Raven, Maxxlite, XR Team Issue, etc... .

    Then you ask about 1.25 - 1.5" tires (which would really be 32 - 38mm). Again, plenty of those around as well. Cylcocross tires galore.

    So do you want 1.25 - 1.5" width, or do you want 1.85 - 1.96" width?

    Panaracer Fire Cross at 45mm is sort of between what you are asking for - or is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    without searching for 700 x 47 c or 700 x 50c tires

    does anyone make a 29" x 1.25 or 1.5 " low profile tread or knobby tire

    something with a skatepark style tread pattern maybe.

    i did find a specialized renegade 1.8

    but wanted to ask in case someone already found a similar tire
    that fit 29 rim

    thank you.
    FWIW I am running the Renegade 1.8 and it is a FAST tire

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    the issue is not width

    for some reason the tire i want to use.
    is just a tiny bit too tall.

    and touches the part of the frame where a rear brake would mount.

    i don't know what number indicates tire height.

    i went to a few local bike shops today searching 1.5 or 1.75 tires
    and i was told nobody buys small mtn bike tires these days.

    so not many local shops stock smaller 29" tires


    thank you for helping me.

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    There might be a little bit of truth to what the shop told you about nobody buying small mtn bike tires...if they specialize in mostly xc/trail/dh mountain bikes, then they most likely only deal with 2.1/2.25 or larger. Even in XC riding, you don't see the super narrow tires like you would have years ago. I don't get it tho, why wouldnt they special order you the exact tire needed? They could probably get anything within a day or 2. Lazy employees? Hah.

    You might have some luck going to a shop that deals with commuter, hybrid, recreational bikes. If no luck, then try a shop that is knowledgeable with cyclocross bikes. Most shops with younger employees don't even realize that a 700c tire will fit on a 29er rim...or that a knobby tire is sold in a size under 2.25...or that you can use a 26in tube in a 29er wheel. If your in the southern California area , let me know, I'll get you set up with a good tire for a good price. Looks to be a lot of options that may work for you in my catalogs.

    Regarding tire height...I've never heard of bike tires providing this information, only motorcycles and car tires. Bike tires are sized all across the board, so you'd really need to talk to someone whose used the exact tire and willing to measure it. also need factor in the rim width your using...a wide vs narrow rim changes the overall size.

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    i will post a photo

    i just need a tire with less height

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    Kenda Small block's are available in 700 x 35mm. They work pretty well on my Cross Check.

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    tire clearance

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    small low profile knobby 29" tires... 29" x 1.5" exist ?

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    tire clearance

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    Just get rid of this abomination and find a bike with parts it was meant to use. Your entire post history is about trying to fit parts to things they were not designed for.
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    Cyclocross tires. Is this really this hard for you?
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    the location the bike will be ridden eats tires

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    small low profile knobby 29" tires... 29" x 1.5" exist ?

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    the location the bike will be ridden eats tires
    You seem to have a habit of answering questions nobody asked and ignoring answers to the questions you did ask.
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    [QUOTE=shiggy;10386303]

    why don't you go shiggy in someone else's thread.

    moderator. close this one before it gets ugly.

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    small low profile knobby 29" tires... 29" x 1.5" exist ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post

    why don't you go shiggy in someone else's thread.

    moderator. close this one before it gets ugly.
    *sigh*
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    Lol @ this thread. I feel bad for anyone who is searching this topic with more legitimate needs.

    FWIW, I was looking for a very narrow fast roller myself for my SS last year and settled on the Renegade 1.8 tubeless ready. That thing is skinny. People were staring at me and asking if its even a MTB tire at fests and on trail. So I'm going with that being the (or one of the) extremes without going full on CX.

    I ended up getting a sidewall tear, which I guess Specialized tires are notorious for, and since it was tubeless I decided to just go with a Kenda Karma 1.9 instead of trying to patch. The Renegade IS light and fast as all get out though. I'm happy with the Karma even though its a bit of a ***** to get a tubeless seal with, but so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picassomoon View Post

    FWIW, I was looking for a very narrow fast roller myself for my SS last year and settled on the Renegade 1.8 tubeless ready. That thing is skinny.

    I ended up getting a sidewall tear, which I guess Specialized tires are notorious for...
    Do you remember if it was the S-Works version of the 1.8 Renegade (430g), or the Control version (470g) you had that tore? Did you try to patch the sidewall tear, or was it too big to bother?

    TIA

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    the issue is not ...width

    not skinny

    not narrow

    the concern is variances in height of the different 29" tires that may be advertised as same is size

    i was trying to find a " smaller " tire

    and i should have used the word " shorter " ?

    that is why i asked for low profile knobbys or skatepark style tread

    but for some reason most people care more about finding what is incorrectly asked in a thread.

    then simply saying " i do not know the answer "

    regarding which tire available is shorter or taller than another.
    when both tires may be labeled as the same size

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    You're having trouble finding the answer to your question because of your improper phrasing. You need a shorter tire, but bicycle tires are not sized like most other vehicle tires, in which a width/aspect ratio/ rim diameter is given. We're forced to deal with what we've got to work with, and everyone has given you plenty of suitable answers. Now would be a good time to start measuring what you've got to get a better idea of what you could replace them with. You know what measurements are, don't you?

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    here is the bike

    it has a tire labeled as 29x2.0 on the rear now
    it fits in terms of width

    but tire is just a tiny bit too tall.

    the front tire is also sized @ 29x 2.0,
    but is too wide and too tall to even fit into the rear drop outs..

    thank you for helping me...

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    Try a 42c

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    here is the bike

    it has a tire labeled as 29x2.0 on the rear now
    it fits in terms of width

    but tire is just a tiny bit too tall.

    the front tire is also sized @ 29x 2.0,
    but is too wide and too tall to even fit into the rear drop outs..

    thank you for helping me...

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    Looks like the Panaracer Fire Cross would fit.

    Panaracer Fire Cross and 1x5 update
    Panaracer Fire Cross 45c volume?

    Lots of cross tires to mull over size wise in this thread.

    All Monster Cross sized tires the market?


    Fast and they all would fit: Ritchey SpeedCross Max comes in 700c x 32c; 700c x 35c; 700c x 40c

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    thank you
    my goal is to get the biggest toughest tire i can fit
    and still clear the frame.

    the place i am using the bike has very sharp rocks and boulders
    and cuts tires to shreds in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    thank you
    my goal is to get the biggest toughest tire i can fit
    and still clear the frame.

    the place i am using the bike has very sharp rocks and boulders
    and cuts tires to shreds in no time.
    Have you ever considered getting a mountain bike for such riding?

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    Your bike appears to be a Jamis Nova Sport, originally equipped with 700x32c tires. Looks like you're trying to use tires which are not intended for use on a CX bike and are running into the expected clearance issues. If you wish to ride on fat tires, you may want to pursue getting a bike designed for them.

    Alternatively, you could see if you can find someone with a frame stretcher who will let you borrow it. Frame stretchers are fairly rare items, if they indeed exist at all. Your best bet might be to find someone with a skyhook (another rare and elusive item) as anyone with a sky hook would be likely to also have a frame stretcher.

    Good luck!

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    i own plenty of hard tail and full suspension mtn bikes .

    i am just trying to get a tire so i can use this bike .

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    just say you don't know anything about tires and move on.







    Quote Originally Posted by gdkeys View Post
    Your bike appears to be a Jamis Nova Sport, originally equipped with 700x32c tires. Looks like you're trying to use tires which are not intended for use on a CX bike and are running into the expected clearance issues. If you wish to ride on fat tires, you may want to pursue getting a bike designed for them.

    Alternatively, you could see if you can find someone with a frame stretcher who will let you borrow it. Frame stretchers are fairly rare items, if they indeed exist at all. Your best bet might be to find someone with a skyhook (another rare and elusive item) as anyone with a sky hook would be likely to also have a frame stretcher.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    just say you don't know anything about tires and move on.

    Are you as ignorant as you seem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadWagon View Post
    Are you as ignorant as you seem?

    that was directed at the frame stretching tool comment

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    use this

    it's only a jamis
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Like mentioned before use a 40 or 42c tyre. Either that or get a really wide rim and hope a smaller tyre will give you the proportions you want. My 40c hybrid tyre is very flat across the top with minimal tread and big side knobs, which would work I am sure. It is just not a mtb tyre.

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    i went to some more local bike shops in search of small 29er tires.

    the bike shops say nobody uses small tires these days
    unless they are racing and trying to reduce rotational weight

    bike shop says even if i do find a small tire that fits, it will be a race tire and fragile especially sidewall

    bike shop suggested what ever tire i do use. should be the beefier version and not race version of tire.

    i like the way the renegade tire looks and the vee rubber tread pattern.

    but no local shop stocks vee
    and shops do not carry renegade tire in 1.5 1.75 1.8 or 1.9

    so i can't actually compare them side by side to tire i already have

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    It seems to me that if you want a 1.25" - 1.5" tire you should be looking at 32c - 38c CX or touring tires. Some touring tires are made for a lot of off-road.

    If you are looking for real heights for CX and touring tires, try some Cyclocross, touring, and commuting forums.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    i went to some more local bike shops in search of small 29er tires.

    the bike shops say nobody uses small tires these days
    unless they are racing and trying to reduce rotational weight

    bike shop says even if i do find a small tire that fits, it will be a race tire and fragile especially sidewal

    bike shop suggested what ever tire i do use. should be the beefier version and not race version of tire.

    i like the way the renegade tire looks and the vee rubber tread pattern.


    but no local shop stocks vee
    and shops do not carry renegade tire in 1.5 1.75 1.8 or 1.9

    so i can't actually compare them side by side to tire i already have


    Yeah, a couple of posters in this thread suggested that so I don't expect that you will listen the LBS guy either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceBrown View Post
    Do you remember if it was the S-Works version of the 1.8 Renegade (430g), or the Control version (470g) you had that tore? Did you try to patch the sidewall tear, or was it too big to bother?

    TIA

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    Its the S-Works. I still have it, but it was overkill skinny and I wanted to try the Kenda which was cheap and on sale. Now I have a different frame entirely with some more clearance so I'll probably not go back to try patching it. The tear wasn't so bad, it would probably patch, but it was too big to seal tubeless. That tire is certainly light and fast though. Its just amazingly skinny. Not sure if its truly 1.8 or the Kenda is truly 1.9 but there's a major difference in the two tires more than you would think for the stated sizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picassomoon View Post
    Its the S-Works. I still have it, but it was overkill skinny and I wanted to try the Kenda which was cheap and on sale. Now I have a different frame entirely with some more clearance so I'll probably not go back to try patching it. The tear wasn't so bad, it would probably patch, but it was too big to seal tubeless. That tire is certainly light and fast though. Its just amazingly skinny. Not sure if its truly 1.8 or the Kenda is truly 1.9 but there's a major difference in the two tires more than you would think for the stated sizing.
    Yes, the Kenda - at least on my wide rims - always seemed to be more of a 2.0. Maybe you should patch your 1.8 Renegade and sell it to the OP on the cheap so he/she can give a try. Either way, the OP is going to have to pony up the $$$ to find his/her holy grail of tire that fits that bike yet provides what is wanted. Thousands of us have done trial and error at our expense. That's how the game of a hobby works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    i own plenty of hard tail and full suspension mtn bikes .

    i am just trying to get a tire so i can use this bike .
    Condescending comes to mind......
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
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    the problem is this is not a 29er frame

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    small low profile knobby 29" tires... 29" x 1.5" exist ?

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    i own plenty of hard tail and full suspension mtn bikes .

    i am just trying to get a tire so i can use this bike .
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    I gave other random people positive rep just so I could give you more negative rep, Lunna.
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