What's the widest tyre that will fit on a Roubaix?

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What's the widest tyre that will fit on a Roubaix?

Postby thecaptn » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:18 pm

Can anyone please tell me what is the widest tyre one can fit onto a 2012 Specialised Roubaix?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: What's the widest tyre that will fit on a Roubaix?

Postby elantra » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:11 pm

Not sure, but here is one way to answer the question.

Borrow a front wheel with a 25 or 28 mm tyre and see if it has sufficient clearance.

Not all 25mm tyres are exactly the same dimensions.
On my Ritchie with Easton forks a Maxxis700x25 has sufficient clearance but a Specialized Armadillo700x25 does not !
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Re: What's the widest tyre that will fit on a Roubaix?

Postby thecaptn » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:21 am

elantra wrote:Not sure, but here is one way to answer the question.

Borrow a front wheel with a 25 or 28 mm tyre and see if it has sufficient clearance.

Not all 25mm tyres are exactly the same dimensions.
On my Ritchie with Easton forks a Maxxis700x25 has sufficient clearance but a Specialized Armadillo700x25 does not !


That would be ideal but I don't have a Roubaix to try the wheel on. I like the spec's and geo of the Roubaix but will have to order one through my LBS and can't easily get to look at one. I'm riding a borrowed Secteur at the moment which has similar geo and it's nice, it has space for huge tires and comes with 28's so I'm wondering if I could put the same tires on on a Roubaix. I suspect it would have more room than a dedicated race bike as it's set up for endurance but not space for more than maybe a 28? The Roubaix comes with 25mm Specialized Espoir Elites as standard which should be good but I may want to try something different at a later stage. I'm pretty close to making my mind up as to which bike I buy but it would be nice to know this.

Thanks anyway

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