Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

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Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby dakkar » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a bike that is comfortable for endurance and long distance, all day rides, audaxing. Does anybody know a bike apart from the Trek Domane that will take a 28 mm tyre. Or is the right carbon frame comfortable enough that a 28 mm tyre is not neccessary? Any comments?

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby gloomyandy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:46 pm

Is there more clearance on an R3 frame than an R5 frame? A recent post on the Cervelo forum says that a 25mm tyre is very tight on an R5 and looking at the 23mm tyres on my R5 I can't see how a 28mm would fit. I think that rim choice may also come into this, I have 23mm rims that hold the tyre in a slightly different shape to a narrower rim which will probably impact the spacing.

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby LangerDan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 15:44 pm

28s on their own or with a mudguard?
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Postby nferrar » Tue Nov 27, 2012 15:55 pm

BMC Gran Fondo can I think, Dolan do a carbon winter bike to. For your requirements though I'd be tempted to look at Ti frames as well as there's a few more choices that will take a 28c + mudguard (as well as having rackmounts and mudguard eyelets), the Van Nicholas Amazon being one of the more obvious choices.

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby Pilot Pete » Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:12 pm

Any cross bike?

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Postby dakkar » Wed Nov 28, 2012 07:25 am

Thanks everyone for your comments. In an ideal world I would also like to fit mudguards but not essential that it has mudguard eyes, there is always a way around it.

Pilot Pete thanks for the hint on cross bikes, is a crosser’s geometry comfortable for the long distance?

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby LangerDan » Wed Nov 28, 2012 09:08 am

dakkar wrote:Thanks everyone for your comments. In an ideal world I would also like to fit mudguards but not essential that it has mudguard eyes, there is always a way around it.



Not so much an issue with the mudguard eyes, just that 28mm tyres plus mudguards require significant (well, "significant" if your starting point is essentially a slightly oversized road bike) clearance. Depending on the tyre profile, you may run into clearance issues with "narrow" guards - if you have to go to the next size of mudguard, it is a considerable increase in width.
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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:09 am

My R3 has plenty space and would fit 28s no problem. Not with any form of attachable guests though. I can run crude with 25mm tyres though...

I'd look at getting either a cross bike or a steel or Titanium audax type bike...
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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby cougie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:10 am

I've an Uncle John 'cross bike from Planet X. It's not carbon but its a lovely ride. The first ride I did on it was about 120 miles and it was perfect. It outclimbed Cervelos, and outdescended them too on a tricky descent that had people crashing off in the wet. If i had to have just one bike - it would be that. Just ride narrower tyres in the summer.

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Postby NapoleonD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:19 am

cougie wrote:I've an Uncle John 'cross bike from Planet X. It's not carbon but its a lovely ride. The first ride I did on it was about 120 miles and it was perfect. It outclimbed Cervelos, and outdescended them too on a tricky descent that had people crashing off in the wet. If i had to have just one bike - it would be that. Just ride narrower tyres in the summer.


You outclimbed other people in their cervelos, it didn't outclimb cervelos ;)

Planet X also do the kaffenback which looks good too. A bit more touring than cross though...
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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby cougie » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:38 am

NapoleonD wrote:
You outclimbed other people in their cervelos, it didn't outclimb cervelos ;)



I don't like to boast. Not too much anyway. ;-)

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby NapoleonD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:28 pm

cougie wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:
You outclimbed other people in their cervelos, it didn't outclimb cervelos ;)



I don't like to boast. Not too much anyway. ;-)


Heh :)

I was sorely tempted getting an uncle John for my communter but no rack mounts.
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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby keef66 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 13:16 pm

"Not with any form of attachable guests though. I can run crude with 25mm tyres though..."

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Postby NapoleonD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 13:36 pm

Heh heh!!! :D

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Nov 28, 2012 21:58 pm

My Kuota Kross carbon CX frame is stiffer than a stiff thing - fortunately bigger tyres make the ride more tolerable but if you're looking for something durable and you're not racing, titanium would be a better good choice IMO - the J&L Ti CX on ebay is pretty good value - you'll pay £1100 for a similar spec frame from a UK dealer.
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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby Brynd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 22:32 pm

I’m running 28mm Continental 4 season tyres with Crud Road Racer mudguards on a Specialized Roubaix.

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby DesWeller » Wed Nov 28, 2012 22:46 pm

NapoleonD wrote:
cougie wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:
You outclimbed other people in their cervelos, it didn't outclimb cervelos ;)



I don't like to boast. Not too much anyway. ;-)


Heh :)

I was sorely tempted getting an uncle John for my communter but no rack mounts.


I thought it did? Looks like it to me...

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby thecycleclinic » Wed Nov 28, 2012 23:05 pm

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Re: Carbon frame that will take 28mm tyre

Postby nferrar » Thu Nov 29, 2012 09:11 am

Brynd wrote:I’m running 28mm Continental 4 season tyres with Crud Road Racer mudguards on a Specialized Roubaix.

interesting, what model year is that? My 2008 one I can't even get 25's under my Cruds but was thinking about changing the frame anyhow


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