Wide Wheels For Riding On Gravel Trails

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  1. Nonn

    Nonn New Member

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    There's a huge gravel trail that goes along the coast of where I live. The reason I don't use it is because it's too rocky to enjoy. Would using wider offroad wheels help much with this? Any other suggestions?
     
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  2. MotownBikeBoy

    MotownBikeBoy Active Member

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    Yes, that is the concept - of course it depends on how wide of wheels your forks can accommodate. I assume you have a road bike?
     
  3. Dora M

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    I have a heavy road bike with off road tires, as where I live all roads are a challenge. On my way to work I have to navigate around potholes and cracks in the road, partially asphalted roads, gravel, grass, tree roots, and so on. It always gets extra interesting when I return home with a basket full of shopping. I feel really good with the bigger tires, as they feel steadier and obviously more solid. They increase my feeling of balance and safety on the road.
     
  4. BobCochran

    BobCochran Well-Known Member

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    @Dora M, can you please post a photo of your bike? I live in a large city and I feel like I have to put up with the same road surfaces you do. The City of Greenbelt, where I live, doesn't seem to be budgeting much money for road resurfacing, and some of the streets I ride on really need it.

    Bob
     
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