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2019/03/24 16:48:50 (permalink)

CA2 28m tires

I know this has been asked before but a search did not turn up anything.  Will 28 mm tires work with a Carbon Aero 2?  I just installed 25mm and the ride difference from the 23c I used to ride is noticible.  If I can install 28mm, I think the ride will smooth out even more.

'02 Orange Strada
'11 CA2-700
Tour Easy
Atlanta, GA
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    DonM
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    Re: CA2 28m tires 2019/03/25 14:34:16 (permalink)
    The question is which brand 28c tire. For example, many Continental tires run wide for their size. The trusty GP4000s2 in 28 is actually over 31mm wide. It fits the CA2 fine in the rear. Won't fit the stock (non disk) fork in the front. However, Conti's new GP5000 in 28c is narrower and should fit the front as well as the rear. The width is also effected by the rim width. Wider rims make the tire wider too. I have a 28c GP5000 on the front of my CA2 using Bacchetta's 700c disk fork, and a 28c GP4000s2 in the back with the stock X-Eyed brake. Just have to let the air out of the tire to remove it past the brake shoes. I plan to change to a 28c GP5000 in the rear. Amazing tires. 
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    Re: CA2 28m tires 2019/03/25 16:52:37 (permalink)
    Thanks, That is the info I was looking for,  The Conti 4000 is what I had in mind.

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    '11 CA2-700
    Tour Easy
    Atlanta, GA
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    Re: CA2 28m tires 2019/03/26 07:30:26 (permalink)
    I have 28mm GP4KIIS's on my CA2 on Flo 30 rims.  They measure 30.5mm and fit great.  I tried 35mm Panaracer T-Serv's but they are too big.  I'd say 32 maybe 33mm is about the limit.
    The rim bead width makes a huge difference in the final size.
     
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    Re: CA2 28m tires 2019/03/26 07:32:03 (permalink)
    Actually they are on a set of wider Zipp 404's. 
     

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