Cannondale Tire fittings

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7/17/2019 7:27 PM

I am picking up a 2017 Beast of the East 3 on Sunday. It comes with 2.8" tires, and the bike is very geared towards being somewhat a fat tire bike. I'm wondering if it would be able to accommodate a more traditional sized tire as well (2.25, 2.35). I ride a lot on roads and do a lot of hill climbing on roads, and although the 2.8" will be very fun to have on trails. I do intend on later switching to something thinner. Just want to confirm the possibility of doing so, as i know the rims are made around fitting larger tires.

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7/19/2019 12:33 PM

This bad boy? https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=8686178d-9ea5-4625-b78d-ff422401d8fe

If I'm reading the specs correctly, the rim have a 50mm width. While your frame will accommodate smaller tires, rims much wider than ~30mm will square off many smaller width 2.3/2.5-inch tires. A 2.6 is the most narrow you'd likely want to go with the stock rims.

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7/21/2019 5:55 PM

bturman wrote:

This bad boy? https://www.cannondale.com/en/USA/Bike/ProductDetail?Id=8686178d-9ea5-4625-b78d-ff422401d8fe

If I'm reading the specs correctly, the rim have a 50mm width. While your frame will accommodate smaller tires, rims much wider than ~30mm will square off many smaller width 2.3/2.5-inch tires. A 2.6 is the most narrow you'd likely want to go with the stock rims.

Yeah I figured it out after posting in several forums and digging info. Ended up getting a Vitus Nucleus VRS instead. The Cannondale maybe was higher specs but ahhh, a + just is too sluggish for me! Decided to wait longer on shipping and just get what I really need. Thanks though man

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