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    Widest tire on Jake the Snake

    Anyone know what's the widest tire I can put on my (09) Jake the Snake with stock carbon fork? I'm currently riding on Kenda SB8 (35C) and on occasion I'll slap on a set of Kommandos also in 35C. After CX season is over I want to stuff the widest tire possible for some trail riding. I don't mind clipping off a bit of side knobbies if this will get them to fit and work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 350plus View Post
    Here is a 2009 Kona Jake the Snake.

    It's got a Panaracer Firecross 45 in the front and a Racing Ralph 32 in the rear. Would like to have the Firecross mounted in both ends, but the frame is quite tight. So it's about 1/2 monstercross.



    Handles quite well in the trail, and goes really fast in smooth surfaces.
    Well, I found this in a monstercross thread. He is running an upgraded fork but the info will point me to the right direction.

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    i have run 42s on straight the stock forks sold with schwinn and GT 'cross bikes.

    the best i've done in the rear is a 38 on the schwinn and a 40 on my GT.

    i'll bet you can run forties on both ends of your rig no problem.

    the clearance with the 38 on the schwinn was MINIMAL at best. the tire used to run the drive side chainstay under load. here's a pic:
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    Last edited by shekky; 12-06-2011 at 07:51 PM. Reason: add photo

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    I run 40c Schwalbe Marathons during the summer on my '08 JTS.
    I am ridic.

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