Bicycle Mechanics - 23mm road tyres on Alex SOLO rims?
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02-19-09, 11:35 AM
I can't seem to find any specs for the Alex Solo rims online. I wanted to get some road tyres to replace the WTB terrainasauras that come stock on my San Jose. Will 23mm fit the rim, I would prefer 25s, but the 23s are very cheap on probikekit, so why not save the 15 bucks and get those I am thinking.
Just wanted to double check and make sure I wasn't making a bad purchase!
02-19-09, 02:59 PM
You can use this chart on a guide. Going slightly outside of the limits likely won't hurt anything.
02-19-09, 03:03 PM
If you haven't pulled the labels off, all Alex rims are marked with size. Diameter, and inside rim width.
02-19-09, 07:50 PM
If you measure the width of the rim and it is narrower than the tires (approx. 23mm) on the outside, then you are good to go. I personally use Alex DH22 (~22mm wide on the outside) rims with 700X23 tires and I have no problems.
However, if there was a reason you were going to get 25mm wide tires (rough roads? want more comfort?) then $15 is a poor reason to comprimise, IMHO.
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