700x35c tires on a XC race 29er?
I heard that mountain bikes with steep head tube angles are designed for bigger tires and don't work well with smaller tires. Is this true or not and if it is true, how narrow of a tire can I get before it becomes a problem?
I am going to put some road tires on a second set of wheels for my XC race bike. It is a new Giant XTC 29er with a 71.5 head tube angle.
I did the same thing on my trek 29er ht for a while till I got a bike just for riding around town, works fine but don't expect it to zip around like a road bike. Better than big knobbies for the pavement though lol.
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Re: 700x35c tires on a XC race 29er?
ALL MTBs are designed for bigger tires. You can use any width that fits your rims and frame/fork.
Originally Posted by dugt
Yes, it affects the handling, but you may like it, or not. Personal preference and expectations.
If anything, steeper HTAs are more appropriate for road use than slacker.
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