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Old 08-18-19, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by loheiman View Post
For those with steel frames, running 650b wheels/tires, what tires you are you running, what is their actual width and how much rear chainstay clearance do you have?

I'm a little dissapointed that the 650 x 48mm gravel kings, which measure out to 50mm (on my 22mm inner width rim), only leave ~2mm of clearance on each side. I know the max tire clearance is 47mm, but even at 47mm it would only leave 3-4mm of clearance on each side which is well below what I thought manufacturers use for determining max tire size (i thought they used 6mm). FYI I have 2019 Escapade frameset.
very interesting to hear that - I also plan in near future to test exactly the same setup on my Jamis Renegade Exploit bike. But I also tested a 700x50c Gravel Kings on my bike - it was a very tight fit but I managed to do that! To find out more and see the pictures please visit my website
https://gravelbikes.cc/tests/the-big...700x50c-tires/
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