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    700c 32 for Clyde?

    I'm riding a Salsa Fargo and while the standard 2.2" tires are great for many things, they are overkill when I'm on more 'improved' roads.

    I noticed that if I swap them out for a 700c 32 cross tire, I could save almost a quarter pound of rotating weight per tire. I weight 280 and was wondering if any of you have tried this tire size and how well it worked out for you?

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    What's your definition of more improved roads? I ride with 700 by 32 Vittoria Randonneur Cross Tires. I use these going back and forth to work on the road no problem (I'm 250). The few times I've run them on gravel roads I wished I had the 35mm width.

    Quote Originally Posted by edsterra View Post
    I'm riding a Salsa Fargo and while the standard 2.2" tires are great for many things, they are overkill when I'm on more 'improved' roads.

    I noticed that if I swap them out for a 700c 32 cross tire, I could save almost a quarter pound of rotating weight per tire. I weight 280 and was wondering if any of you have tried this tire size and how well it worked out for you?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog62 View Post
    What's your definition of more improved roads? I ride with 700 by 32 Vittoria Randonneur Cross Tires. I use these going back and forth to work on the road no problem (I'm 250). The few times I've run them on gravel roads I wished I had the 35mm width.
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    Pavement and well maintained dirt roads. For the rougher gravel and such I'd go back to the 2.2" 29er tires. I did the math poorly in my head, there are some decent cyclocross 700c 32 that are almost 200 grams lighter than the 29er tires, that close to half a pound difference, and as the further from the center of rotation the mass is , the greater its effect, that's a big difference.

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    i ride 700c x 35 road tires on my fixie, i weigh 376 down from 440, now problems yet at any time

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    When you guys run this type of tire are you guys using the same types of tubes? Also, what psi are you running?

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    normal presta valves in correct size @70-75psi max on mine is 85psi

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    So....I can't use the tubes I use for my 2.2 tires?

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    I weigh what you do.

    I ride 700c 28mm gatorskins on my road bike on deep V rims.

    Work great. Stable and enough cush.

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    I run 700x28s on my cross bike for commuting, no way I could go any skinnier on my rims. 700x35 for trails and looking at 700x45s for chunkier trails.

    No reason to run knobbies unless you're riding on dirt or looking at taking fast turns on loose surfaces. The 28s work pretty well on gravel but I dont expect them to grip much at any lean angle so I corner really slowly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widetrack View Post
    So....I can't use the tubes I use for my 2.2 tires?
    No U caint.

    Buy some new 700 X 28/38 or whatever tubes.

    I am 270 and ride with 700 X 35 on one bike, 700 X 32 on another - rough paved and reasonably smooth dirt roads for a few years now and no problems.
    Don't do what Donnie Don't does.

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