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santa needs 650X28 cyclocross tires(6 posts)

santa needs 650X28 cyclocross tiresHRU7314535
Dec 10, 2002 10:11 AM
I have a 10 year old that is road racing. He started cyclo-cross racing but wants to use his road bike intead of his mountain bike, which is very heavy. He has asked SANTA for the tires since Mom is having a hard time finding them. SANTA NEEDS HELP!
re: santa needs 650X28 cyclocross tiresJosh-at-excelsports
Dec 10, 2002 11:03 AM
you must be the customer that i chatted with before. I have been looking on the web for tires and have not found anything.

Good Luck!

Josh
Santa says: GOOD LUCKcxfan
Dec 10, 2002 11:47 AM
Look Bicycles used to make a CX bike that had 650c wheels but dicontinued it because the only company that made tires went out of business. You might want to find the Dugast website or check with Tufo NA. Here is a link.

http://www.tufonorthamerica.com/tire_types/indoor_b33.html

But it is for an indoor tire with a diamond type pattern on it.

You might also want to try www.businesscycles.com. They seem to carry some one off stuff and might help

Let us know where you find them

CXfan
will 26" mountain cyclocross tires work?gonzojag
Dec 11, 2002 10:11 PM
i know a lot of manufactures are making mountain bike specific cyclocross. will these work? what are the advantages to 650 cc on a cross. would you recommend. just bought a morati ti frame and fork. still deciding on wheels?
will 26" mountain cyclocross tires work?bk19
Dec 12, 2002 7:06 AM
While 650c and 26" may be able to use the same tubes, the tires and rims used are different enough as to be uncompatible. A 650c rim in 577mm in diameter, while a 26" rim is 5mm.

There isn't necessarily any benefit to using a 650c wheel for a cyclocross bike, other than to fit necessary geometry requirements on smaller frame sizes. I believe the original post mentioned her son is fairly young, and as such needs a smaller sized frame.

As far as your frame and fork are concerned, they should already be designed around a specific sized wheel.
typobk19
Dec 12, 2002 7:23 AM
uh, yeah.
A 650c is 571mm and a 26" is 559mm, not 5mm.

Now, I get coffee before I do any real damage!