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    Recommend me some low profile 29er tires

    Hey guys,

    Bought a Gary Fisher Utopia recently and trying to put some mountain bike tires on it now. Bought two 29 x 2.0 specialized fast trak LK and the front one fit fine but the back one rubbed ever so slightly against this piece of the front derailleur. I thought I could turn it into a 69er to solve this problem but supposedly thats not a good idea. Therefore, I am going to need some some mountain bike tires with a lower profile to give me a little bit of clearance between the tire and that thing its rubbing against.

    Can you guys recommend me some 29 inch tires that you think might have a better chance of fitting on my bike? BTW I am a big noob if you couldn't tell.

    Thanks!

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    Look at cross tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmadams13
    Look at cross tires.
    I have the 700c x 38 cross tires that came with the bike but I want some real mountain bike tires. Theres gotta be something that will fit on my Utopia. My tires are 29 x 2.0 and they would fit with like 2 more milimeters of clearance. I only need a tire that is slightly smaller than the ones I bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bull_dozer
    I have the 700c x 38 cross tires that came with the bike but I want some real mountain bike tires. Theres gotta be something that will fit on my Utopia. My tires are 29 x 2.0 and they would fit with like 2 more milimeters of clearance. I only need a tire that is slightly smaller than the ones I bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You bought the wrong bike.
    way to go supermoderator - nice job leading by example!

    OP, if your fasttraks are anything like my older one, they are big for something labeled 2.0. They are definitely bigger than my Kenda Small Block 8s and my IRC Mythos XC. If either of those don't fit, a Bontrager Jones XR 1.8 is a lot smaller while still being a MTB tyre.

    However, do check Shiggy's site as he does actually have all the info you need there, dunno why he didn't just tell you that.

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    I had some WTB Mutano Raptors (1.85) on my cross bike a while back and they fit well,for some light terrain riding they were great.Im pretty shure that WTB dosent make the Mutano's any more but the web is big and someone has got to have leftovers

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    Off VERY long term memory, wtb vulpine?
    might be completely wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You bought the wrong bike.
    I live in a big city and usually have slick 700 x 32 tires on my bike but also want to use it for occasional trail riding. The bike suits my needs very well! Obviously I wasn't looking for a hardcore mountain bike.

    Would be sweet if I could find some suitable mountain bike tires for my bike.

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    Panaracer Fire cross is narrow for a mountain tire but has large knobs, tons of grip and would likely fit with clearance to spare. It is very slow rolling but you can stand and climb and never really break loose.

    WTB nanoraptors aren't super narrow but they aren't wide and they have very low knobs so they roll fast. My favorite rear tire for most non-wet conditions.

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You bought the wrong bike.
    Very helpful

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    geax barro race 2.0
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    michelin xc at 2.0

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    bigger tires will rub against the front der. you can either change your front der or run 1x9 (which i did for quite a while) and put pretty much any tire back there within reason. i changed to a lower profile lx derailleur and shaved off the bit i didn't need with a dremel tool and was able to fit some nanoraptors in with more than enough room.
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    here is my old bike 1x9 with spec resolutions on it (2.1 i believe)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    Panaracer Fire cross
    Comes in 45C. Will ft fine, and is a great mud tire. Horrable on hardpack, but great when things are a little soft.

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    Well said I'll just add.......look at any of the 1.8"/45mm offerings out there, most of them should work. Also maybe take alook at a different derailleur, there are loads of very differently designed ones out there that can add clearance - I have to use an old one on my Karate Monkey for this same reason if I want to runs short stays.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    way to go supermoderator - nice job leading by example!

    OP, if your fasttraks are anything like my older one, they are big for something labeled 2.0. They are definitely bigger than my Kenda Small Block 8s and my IRC Mythos XC. If either of those don't fit, a Bontrager Jones XR 1.8 is a lot smaller while still being a MTB tyre.

    However, do check Shiggy's site as he does actually have all the info you need there, dunno why he didn't just tell you that.

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    Bontrager has 1.8 or 1.75" tyres.

    edit: oops, see that was mentioned above.

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    Michelin AT 2.0 is a smaller tire than the Specialized - not quite as small as the Fire Cross tho... Still, if you can put one on to size it, and it clears - it works pretty well in most conditions as a rear tire - better in the wet, but not bad like the Panaracer when things dry out...
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    I'll have mine shortly (few dats) and then I can measure them and let you know instead of buying to try.
    Quote Originally Posted by ATBScott
    Michelin AT 2.0 is a smaller tire than the Specialized - not quite as small as the Fire Cross tho... Still, if you can put one on to size it, and it clears - it works pretty well in most conditions as a rear tire - better in the wet, but not bad like the Panaracer when things dry out...
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