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    GDMBR-29X2.1 tyres

    my frame and fork will clear 29X2.1 maximum, whice tyre will you suggest me to use on the route?

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    WTB Nano 29 x 2.1".

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    Agree with Mike, also check out the Specialized Fast Trak, the new compound wears amazingly well and is a fast tire.

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    I've had great luck with the Vittoria mezcal and think its pretty popular on the route - rolls fast and quiet seems to last long casing seems tough enough. I believe that Mikesee did not have a good experience with the 2.6 however.

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    FWIW: I find the Bontrager XR-1 rolls a bit faster than the Nano, at least on pavement.

    Now my own question: can you do the route on 2.1 tires on a fully rigid drop-bar bike?


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    i see people on it all the time with narrower (it passes my house), i'm sure its been done on cyclocross tires but to me, why?
    Since the tires are essentially the suspension on a rigid drop bar I would trade some speed on pavement or perfect dirt for a tiny bit of cush on the more common, at least around here, crappy gravel.

    I use 2.35 mezcals and find they roll well, deal with less than perfect conditions well and last long, i doubt downsizing would gain much if any speed/ efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threepin View Post
    I've had great luck with the Vittoria mezcal and think its pretty popular on the route - rolls fast and quiet seems to last long casing seems tough enough. I believe that Mikesee did not have a good experience with the 2.6 however.
    Vittoria's site says coming soon for the 2.1, but heard good things about them.


    I know the Teravail Sparwoods are bikepacking/GDMBR ready, but those are 29x2.2. I am not sure if undersized or not, but worth a look into. https://teravail.com/tires/sparwood#TR7259

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    is your bike really limited to 2.1 or is that what the manufacturer says?
    How wide are your rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by threepin View Post
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    is your bike really limited to 2.1 or is that what the manufacturer says?
    How wide are your rims?
    hey, its a custom frame, in the rear i can put 2.2 when i slide the dropouts far back, in the fork i have clearance of 65mm so 2.2 tyre is something like 55mm depending on tyre rim combo, it can work but with not a lot of clearance.
    my rims ID is 24mm(gr531 dt swiss)

    also, dt swiss recommends not going up from 53mm(2.1) on this rims, probably will be ok with 55 though.

    what do you guys think of vittoria mezcal comparing to wtb nano?
    i found good deals on this two on the internet.

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    gotcha, just thought i'd ask
    5mm per side is not exactly roomy so you are probably right

    we have 2 sets of mezcals mounted currently -both have been on for over 8 months

    2.25 on 19mm internal- 54.5mm

    2.35 on 27mm internal - 58 mm

    guessing the 2.25 on your rims would indeed be circa 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by threepin View Post
    gotcha, just thought i'd ask
    5mm per side is not exactly roomy so you are probably right

    we have 2 sets of mezcals mounted currently -both have been on for over 8 months

    2.25 on 19mm internal- 54.5mm

    2.35 on 27mm internal - 58 mm

    guessing the 2.25 on your rims would indeed be circa 55
    thank you for the info

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