NOX Farlows. 29mm inner width with a HOOKLESS bead lip.
Now this set up is slightly molar proper. The Ikon 2.35 in the rear has a massive footprint as well.
I had been (and maybe still am) considering the possibility of trying some 650b+ wheels/tires on this frame... but.
I want this bike to be as fast as it can be, given the terrain of the average endurance race course. I'm still not convinced that slinging super-fat meats can add to overall speeds. There's always so much twisting, re-accelerating, pavement, gravel... whatnot. I can't see how adding 3/4 to 1 pound of rotating weight is gonna make that better. Funner? Maybe. But not faster.
Since I'm not really worried about going fast right now, this will be what I'm doing when I'm not riding that geared abomination around.
Unless I tire of this too. Because I really love this bike the way it normally is. Fast. Light. Fast.
And sorta fun.
I imagine that the Chronicle 3.0 at 11PSI will shake my strap-on beer up less than an Ardent 2.4 at 16.5PSI.
It's just simple science really.
Speaking of strapping things to my bike, I knew this was coming, have been running them since Breck Epic, but didn't realize they were available to the masses already. The 2016 Race Strap with Overlock is now something you can buy.
It. Doesn't. Come. Lose.
If you decide to place an order, save yourself some shipping and handling and pick up a Super 8 while you're at it.