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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013

    Ardent width to RaRa width

    I have read a few older post about the width of Ardent being smaller than advertised.

    Seen Ardent 2.25 on sale. Needing a new tire. Currently running RaRa 2.25 front and rear. Rear is worn badly. Planning on rotating front to rear and replacing front with Ardent.

    Have seen where some say Ardent measures 2.1. Anyone else see a problem with this configuration?

    I would rather have Ardent 2.4 up front, but needing a tire soon.

  2. #2
    Fat-tired Roadie
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    There won't be any extra problem from having a narrower front than rear tire. It's all about how you feel about having a 2.1" front.

    Have you measured your RaRa? I got a little more curious recently and put a caliper on the RoRo on the front of my old bike. It's a 2.25" nominal tire and the rim's 17.5 mm wide according to specs on CambriaBike. (I wasn't curious enough to dismount it. ) Anyway, the tire measures just over 2.1" wide.

    The crazy part is that I remember thinking it was really wide when I bought it. So my previous tires must have been under 2"! Seems pretty crazy since we all talk about 2.1" being pretty narrow. But I suspect a lot of other people are as bad as me about actually measuring anything.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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