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Caliper brakes and tyre width question

ricktabor1ricktabor1 Posts: 272
edited June 2010 in Workshop
Hi everyone,

Just a quick question.

What are the thickest tyres that will fit with caliper brakes?

My Dad has a Trek Pilot 1.0 and he wants thicker tyres for light touring. I wanted to get some 32c schwalbe marathons but i'm unsure if they will be ok with the Alloy dual pivot brakes.

Can anyone tell me?
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    It depends on the drop of the calliper. I fthe bike is fitted with 49 drop callipers then 25s wiil be his limit, if he has 57 drop callipers, unlikely then 32s might fit.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
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