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    Fat vs. Skinny Tires

    I just put together a single speed bike and need advice regarding tire selection. Which is preferred for off-road riding, big tires (2.3) with lots of traction and rolling resistance or little tires (1.9 or 2.0) with less traction and less rolling resistance? Does it matter?

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    both

    hey, you could always us one of each, i use an irc mythos xc 1.95" up front and i just took off a tioga 2.1" on the rear, it has a good mud flap design for better traction on those up hills...


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    Quote Originally Posted by gobike69
    I just put together a single speed bike and need advice regarding tire selection. Which is preferred for off-road riding, big tires (2.3) with lots of traction and rolling resistance or little tires (1.9 or 2.0) with less traction and less rolling resistance? Does it matter?
    Your choice, but I like 2.3+ on front, and 2.1 on rear. A little cush up front and mud clearance for the back. If I know it's going to be dry, and I'm going to a really rocky place, I may put a 2.3 on the back also.

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    What frame/fork?

    The best part about the trend toward fatter tires:
    -with the increased clearance you might be able to use 29er tires.

    My Bianchi D.I.S.S. is waiting for new wheels, on go the 700x44(29x1.7) Mutano Raptors!

    80 psi, now that's full rigid.

    C Jones

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    80 psi

    I'm running the mutano 44's on my crosscheck at 45 psi without any problems as long as it's not really rocky.

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    disks?

    Does the DISS comes with disks and if so what did you do for 29ers? My SASS looks to be disk specific.

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    D.I.S.S./S.I.S.S./S.A.S.S. are basically the same, except the D.I.S.S. is aluminum. To use 700x44 tires you will need larger diameter rims and longer spokes. A suspension fork would ruin the geometry, so this only works with rigid fork. Disc brakes means not needing the v-brake posts moved.

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    Bigger.....

    I like 'em big and fat

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