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Fatter tire up front?(3 posts)

Fatter tire up front?Alex-in-Evanston
Feb 25, 2002 7:04 AM
Does anybody race or train with a larger tire up front for comfort/cornering?

Curious,

Alex
re: Fatter tire up front?soulFire
Feb 25, 2002 12:07 PM
I don't race , so I don't "train". I'm runnin' a 41c in front(could go even larger) and a 35c in back (largest that I could squeeze between the chainstays on my Bonty with a little clearance left). It relaxed the head ane seat angles slighty making the bike less twitchy down technical single track when in the drops. It also provided some cushion on the studder bumps. I can also maintain momentum better through rough sections - very important as my CX bike is a SS. Hope this helps...

jeff
Go for itFiver
Feb 25, 2002 2:32 PM
My CX bike currently has identical front/rear tires, but it would certainly make sense to have a larger one in front. I've done this for the past few years on my mountain bikes, and I definitely recommend it. The wider footprint allows better cornering traction and makes the bike less skittish in technical situations. Added comfort isn't really noticeable on my mountain bikes, which have suspension forks, but I'm sure you'd notice it on a 'cross bike.