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20 October 2011

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Jon Fischer

Hello, wondering what the largest tire you've fitted to your Bob Jackson has been? Been looking at them as an alternative to the CrossCheck which is more popular here as I need a slightly shorter top tube length that the Bob Jackson has (and I love the lugs!) Thanks!

Jon Fischer
VeloBase.com

Daniel Mitchell

Hi Jon - I normally run 700x32c tyres (Schwalbe Marathon Supreme) with full mudguards, which is about the limit. If I was to remove the mudguards I could probably go to 40mm or so.

In the ice this year I was able to get 700x30c Spikes in (http://danmitch.typepad.com/a_bike_build/2013/01/spikes-schwalbe-winter-tyres.html).

The Bob Jackson World Tour is a great alternative to the Surly Cross Check, I had a CC until recently, also a great bike but sizing is a bit funny, I had to go with a smaller frame just for the top tube too as I have long legs and a short torso. The World Tour is perfect and a much more balanced fit.

Thanks for your contribution to the blog - Dan

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