Bicycle Mechanics - 622-17 rim with 25C gatorskin tire?
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08-05-09, 04:59 PM
I have this wide touring rim and wonder if a 25C tire would fit. I don't want to damage the rim. It appears on the Sheldon site that it would work but would be the bare minimum. From what I understand the continental runs a bit larger.
I'm running Pana Racer 35C tires and they feel lumpy.
08-05-09, 05:21 PM
Don't think there's any such thing as a "25C" tire (I presume you mean 25 mm), but I currently have a 23 mm wide tire on the front of my touring bike which has an 18 mm internal width rim (Sun CR-18). Seems to be working fine.
08-06-09, 07:30 AM
I have some 622x17 rims and I once tried to put some 700x25C tires on them. The tires actually measured closer to 23mm width and they would not stay on. The tire/rim combo was a very loose fit to begin with and the tire kept popping off the rim when I would get the pressure up to about 80psi.
08-06-09, 08:33 AM
try it, but ride slowly at first.
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