Lachlan Morton’s tyres for Unbound

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cunn1n9
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by cunn1n9

Looks like Lachlan Morton ran 2.1” Vittoria Mezcal tyres on his Cannondale Supersix Evo SE. However according to Cannondale the max tyre size is 45mm. 2.1” is nearly 54mm which is nearly 10mm larger than what Cannondale says.

So has anyone got this bike and can comment on the tyre tolerance?

Also I am interested in running tyres this size and was wondering the list of gravel frames on which it might fit so keen to know anyone that has tried an XC MTB tyre in a gravel bike successfully and what the frame was.

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kervelo
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by kervelo

The front tyre seems to be a Terreno Dry 54 x 622 (2.1). The rear tyre is a Mezcal, but the size is hard to see; it looks narrower than the front. If you zoom in the image at cyclingnews you may be able to see the size.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/ne ... h-gallery/

warthog101
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by warthog101

What is going on with that saddle position?
No saddle 5cm behind the bb rule in gravel?
If you line the bb up with those brick lines, the saddle nose is not far behind it.

Edit. The rules look pretty relaxed.
https://www.unboundgravel.com/officialrules/

CarlosFerreiro
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by CarlosFerreiro

BikeRadar say "Up front, he ran a 50mm-wide Terreno Dry, which didn’t leave much room for mud in the fork. Out back was a 44mm-wide Mezcal."
https://www.bikeradar.com/features/tech ... vel-trends

kervelo
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by kervelo

CarlosFerreiro wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:13 pm
BikeRadar say "Up front, he ran a 50mm-wide Terreno Dry...
I think BikeRadar has a typo in their text. The front tyre markings are quite visible in the image if you zoom in.

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/y7BNx ... 560-80.jpg

Volsung
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by Volsung

warthog101 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:35 pm
What is going on with that saddle position?
No saddle 5cm behind the bb rule in gravel?
If you line the bb up with those brick lines, the saddle nose is not far behind it.

Edit. The rules look pretty relaxed.
https://www.unboundgravel.com/officialrules/
he did a brief interview with Gravel Cyclist and said it's due to back pain

warthog101
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by warthog101

Volsung wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2024 2:43 pm
warthog101 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:35 pm
What is going on with that saddle position?
No saddle 5cm behind the bb rule in gravel?
If you line the bb up with those brick lines, the saddle nose is not far behind it.

Edit. The rules look pretty relaxed.
https://www.unboundgravel.com/officialrules/
he did a brief interview with Gravel Cyclist and said it's due to back pain
Thanks :)

MasterBean
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by MasterBean

Am I correct that those wheels are only 21mm wide?

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jfranci3
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by jfranci3

Front tire is clearly marked 54 2.1 x 29. Looks like a Terreno Dry XC MTB

Rear clearly says Mezcal. They have a 44 and a 54. EF Instagram comments says 44c

ceriks
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by ceriks

MasterBean wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2024 4:21 pm
Am I correct that those wheels are only 21mm wide?

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Yes, I've got the 60s of this wheel. The internal width is 21

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CampagYOLO
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by CampagYOLO

It's definitely a 44mm Mezcal at the back.

By the way I'm currently running 44mm Mezcals front and rear and really impressed with them, possibly my favourite gravel tyre. Very versatile until things get too muddy.

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