Author Topic: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622  (Read 1345 times)

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Offline pptouring

700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« on: March 20, 2012, 08:34:50 am »
Would like to hear from recent (past year or so) world travelers. Have you noticed an increase in availability of tires in the *-622 range during your travels? The reason I am asking to hear from recent travelers is because most comments found on blogs, forums, etc... that are anti-622 wheels are a couple years old or older. I have come across a couple of more recent comments that are pro-622 and say they're becoming more popular in the Asia region and can be found in South America. I know over the last couple years this size range has become very popular here in the US and are now being sold on bikes from the big box stores. Traveling and living in Europe I know it's easy to find this tire size too. Anyway... I'd really like to hear from actual travelers and/or from someone that can post up some recent stuff either pro or anti 622 that I may have missed.

thanks everyone
« Last Edit: March 21, 2012, 07:37:45 pm by pptouring »

Offline pptouring

Re: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 07:10:18 am »
nearly 48 hours and no reply?  :o

Offline jfitch

Re: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 05:50:52 pm »
You might ask the same question over at crazyguyonabike.com. I think it gets a lot more action than this forum.

Offline pptouring

Re: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 07:49:25 pm »
I was holding out and hoping I could get some good insight here first. Sadly for me though, everyone must be out touring and they don't have time to respond.  ;)


Offline Pat Lamb

Re: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 06:14:45 am »
I think you're going to be searching for large numbers of people, so you get some who have bicycled outside the U.S., and have done so enough to be able to detect trends outside the U.S., and, as you note, are not out touring.  I don't meet either of the first two criteria, although (alas) I meet the third.

Bikeforums' touring forum gets more visibility even than CGOAB, I think, so you might want to double-post in both.


Offline jfitch

Re: 700, aka 29er, aka *-622
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 04:08:17 pm »
There's a couple of useful comments near the end of this thread (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=1&thread_id=259435&page=1&nested=0&v=v).

Jim