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Tire allowance and picking a bike - assistance appreciated(3 posts)

Tire allowance and picking a bike - assistance appreciatedBrenden
Apr 20, 2001 3:13 PM
I've been a bit stymied in my hunt for the perfect bike for my needs, and I'm trying to make sure I exhaust all options before sucking it in and going custom. I'm trying to get a bike with geometry as close to road as possible but with massive tire clearance. I need to fit sized 55mm wide (!) tires (Nokian Extreme 296 studded winter tires) for riding up here in Fairbanks AK in the winter. To this point only mountain bikes have that clearance. I'd appreciate it if anyone knew any other (e.g road, cyclocross) framesets that can handle up to that size. Some of the cyclocross framesets I've seen take pretty big tires, up to 46 or so, but nothing higher. If you know of any that fit the 55 I'd sure appreciate you passing that info along...

Short of finding that I'm thinking I'll get a light Schwinn Homegrown mtb and build it up with road componentry except for the tires.

Thanks - suggestions welcome,
PS Included link below to those Nokian Tyres if you're interested.
re: here's my email tooBrenden
Apr 20, 2001 3:14 PM
Not sure if this shows up for those reading my post - my email is

thanks again
Might check AtlantisCory
Apr 20, 2001 3:30 PM
The Atlantis (or the Rivendell AllRounder, custom version of about the same idea) have plenty of room inside the forks. Not sure if they'll fit 55s, though. It's