I’m going to use my gravel bike for both road and gravel rides, so I was thinking about getting 2 wheelsets to make it easy to swap based on the terrain. I think I have a handle to the differences expected between 700c/650b wheels, but then to further complicate things, I started wondering if it makes sense to have 2 700c wheelsets vs 1 each 700c/650b.
I’m 6’5" and love the idea of fat tires…I should be able to get a 700x48 and maybe a 700x50 on the bike. When I’ve ridden 700x44+ tires before, I almost feel like I’m sitting up on the bike rather than in it (if that makes any sense). This made be think that a 700x32 and 650bx2.1 would be the perfect combo since they’re about the same diameter.
On the other hand, being tall and worrying about pedal strikes on rougher terrain, it might be nice to have the extra height of a 700x48 tire but that would put me up about 17mm over 700x32/27.5x2.1.
I might be overthinking this but would love any advice folks can offer. Thank you!!!