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Tyre suggestions size and style

Hi folks, I'm new to this forum and was looking to ask for some advice as I am being overwhelmed with options.

I currently have a croix de fer 30 2016 model and was wondering what the biggest tyre size I can fit onto it, I am happy to remove the mudguards if this offers extra clearance.

We are heading to Peru to Argentina in April to do some bike touring (roughly a 4 month trip). What tyres would people suggest for this style of trip?

Thank you in advance



  • robertpbrobertpb Posts: 1,866
    You need a minimum clearance of 5mm either side of the tyre, so measure the width in the frame/fork where the tyre is and deduct 10mm.
    Now where's that "Get Out of Crash Free Card"
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,988
    Given the fact your touring I'd say something bombproof like marathon plus,s. Supposedly just about P proof. Not sure what kind of weather your expecting but you may want to keep the mudguards if rain is likely.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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