Author Topic: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders  (Read 215 times)

housecaz

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Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« on: November 18, 2020, 03:21:46 PM »
The 26/27.5/700 fork is clearly listed as 70mm without fenders (70b), however the frame itself is not so obvious.

Does anyone know if you can fit 70mm tires without fenders on the 61L Nomad Mk3 rear wheel with 27.5 rims?

Specifically, I want to use the G-One All-Round 70-584 (27.5 x 2.80)

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/g-one-allround
« Last Edit: November 18, 2020, 03:23:24 PM by housecaz »

housecaz

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 10:03:28 PM »
Looks like it does say and I just missed it, from each PDF:

Thorn Nomad Mk3       all 8 tubes are cold drawn, heat treated seamless Cr-Mo. Tyre clearance for 26 x 2.5", 650 x 2.35b or 700 x 40c with disc brakes.

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2020, 10:28:19 PM »
Looks like it does say and I just missed it, from each PDF:

Thorn Nomad Mk3       all 8 tubes are cold drawn, heat treated seamless Cr-Mo. Tyre clearance for 26 x 2.5", 650 x 2.35b or 700 x 40c with disc brakes.
Is that with or without guards?  Maybe a an email to Thorn would be the best way to get the definitive answer.
They could also confirm if that's the measurement or what it says on the tyre!
I know the rim width make a difference, but Schwalbe seem to pluck the numbers out of thin air.  There's 3mm difference between my 35mm and 40mm Supremes (34&37) My 50mm Almotions measure 46 and the 40mm version 36 (At least they're consistently wrong)
70mm sounds a huge tyre for a Nomad, be like riding a magic carpet, though I wonder what the downside is.

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2020, 07:36:16 AM »
« Last Edit: November 20, 2020, 08:44:21 AM by in4 »

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 12:24:17 PM »
https://youtu.be/CQlJDSjv9jg

Duuh! 20watt moment.
BTW in Spanish
That's not you is it?
I'm puzzled by their choice of fork, Thorn offer them in all flavours, yet they've chosen something else (Surly?) which by the look of it is going to have a considerable effect on the geometry.

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 09:08:29 PM »
https://youtu.be/CQlJDSjv9jg

Duuh! 20watt moment.
BTW in Spanish
That's not you is it?
I'm puzzled by their choice of fork, Thorn offer them in all flavours, yet they've chosen something else (Surly?) which by the look of it is going to have a considerable effect on the geometry.

I'm guessing the Surly fork is just a cheaper option for the chap to use his dynamo disc hub, without resorting to purchase a new bolt-thru boost dynamo hub.
 

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Re: Nomad Mk3 Tire Clearance without fenders
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:41:44 AM »
[I'm puzzled by their choice of fork, Thorn offer them in all flavours, yet they've chosen something else (Surly?) which by the look of it is going to have a considerable effect on the geometry.

I'm guessing the Surly fork is just a cheaper option for the chap to use his dynamo disc hub, without resorting to purchase a new bolt-thru boost dynamo hub.
That isn't something I'd considered, yes that could be the reason.
And of course it's not my bike, or my money, so it's comment rather than criticism.  Still my bike choices start with getting the frameset right, there's nothing else on the list until I'm happy with that.