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Largest aggresive tire w/Ultegra calipers and Open Pros?(6 posts)

Largest aggresive tire w/Ultegra calipers and Open Pros?Blue dart
Oct 31, 2001 7:30 AM
Looking to buy an extral wheel set ffor my road bike to tackle some rough roads and occaisional CX rides my friends go on. Any Ideas? Thanks!!
re: Largest aggresive tire w/Ultegra calipers and Open Pros?vv
Oct 31, 2001 8:21 AM
Ritchey Mt Cross.
re: Largest aggresive tire w/Ultegra calipers and Open Pros?climbo
Oct 31, 2001 8:54 AM
it depends on your frame clearance. Many tyres will pass through the brake caliper space but the question is, will it get between your fork and your rear triangle space?
trueadventurefind
Oct 31, 2001 12:36 PM
I was unsing Kenda cross tires, the ones with the tall knobs. They are agressive alright, but downright suck.
So I got myself some Michelin tires. No complaints from those tires.
re: Largest aggresive tire w/Ultegra calipers and Open Pros?Geoff
Oct 31, 2001 1:30 PM
I've run a 29mm Geax Blade on an open pro with 105 calipers
Depends completely on the frameRay Sachs
Nov 1, 2001 8:22 AM
Depends completely on the frame. I have two road bikes with short reach caliper brakes. One of them was built to allow for clearance, so the fork crown and brake bridge are located to allow the brake pads to be all the way at the bottom of the slots (or within 1mm or so). I can get 35mm tires in that one without any real problems and should be able to fit 32mm knobbies (that bike was also designed to allow clearance between the chainstays, so no problem there either). The brake pads are higher than mid-slot on the other bike (more of a road racer) and I can't fit a 28mm road tire in there without rubbing on the top of the caliper opening. Let alone any type of cross tire. And even if I could, the stays wouldn't handle it.

So there's no single answer - you gotta eyeball it and then play around with different options.

-Ray