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Old 01-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #23
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I mostly ride pavement, but, the issue is when I take off down dirt roads and double-track.
Yeah, same here.

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I've seen a 1050 with the Distanzia front and rear. The guy used a 160/60, which is nearly the same diameter as the 180/55. I'm a little concerned about rolling off the edge of a 160 on a 5.5" rim, on asphalt. IDK, just speculating.
My 919 has a 6" wide rear wheel so a thinner tire was out of the question for me.

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I was looking at some of their other offerings, for the front. I don't like any front tire with a circumferential groove down the center, as they seem to track grooves in the pavement.
I haven't noticed the Raven grabbing the pavement grooves any more than any other tire I've used - maybe even less.
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