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Old February 9th, 2007, 6:17 PM   #1
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Default fattest tire possible under wicked fork?


i want to cushion the ride of my wicked. i ride a mix of mud, rocks, roots and sometimes hardpack. i currently have a bontrager jones 2.1(similar to a dart) and i want to go bigger. the fork is not the most generous w/ tire clearance. what do you suggest? thanks!
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Old February 10th, 2007, 7:19 PM   #2
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Old stock 2.5 Speclized tires would fit I doubt anything that size now would. Tire sizes are far more accurate today than 10 years ago. 2.25 should fit just fine now but be cautious of any tire with excessive large knobs ot the outside of the tread.
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Old February 13th, 2007, 3:22 AM   #3
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I ran a Ritchey Z-max 2.35" for a bunch of years. And I might have been able to go larger, just never tried. I could usually drop the pressure down to 35# and not get pinch flats, ymmv.

It gave quite a bit of cushion.

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