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Old 12-27-17, 09:51 PM
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Nice thing about 650Bxfat---you get a lower riding bike that is more stable on unstable ground at speed...even with significant BB drop, 700x40mm tires put you pretty high-centered off the ground. Also 650B conversions let you run bigger tires frequently--and tire width is more the limiter than tread style on gravel roads.

Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
I am guessing that tire size is about need & personal preference. So many GOOD options for 32c.
Donnelly (formerly Clements) Strada USH, Gravelking (tubed) 32c, Donnelly even has a new tire Strada CDG in 30c (I'd ride it on gravel), WTB has the Exposure line 30/32/34 (each one having more side lugs). All depends on distance, and gravel conditions though. Most of all out Ohio gravel roads have a packed limestone dust surface on it somewhere, making it almost smoother than our chip seal roads.

and what do you mean by aggressive on frame?

Yea over here your 32mm tires would be good enough for our paved roads....But our dumped pea-gravel, or non-compacted dirt, country roads want a 2" class tire, or as big as you can run.

Thinking about giving Terrene Honali 700x50 tires a try next year: Honali | Terrene Tires
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