Bicycle Mechanics - Tire to wheel ratio
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03-28-11, 02:07 PM
just wondering does a tire size need to equal wheel size?...like does a 26x1.75 size tire need a 26x1.75 size wheel or can you go +/-.50 in width?
Hi, there's a chart near the bottom of this page http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html which shows tyre and rim size combinations which work.
It looks like you can go quite a bit wider than the rim width.
03-28-11, 08:36 PM
Tire sizing can be very confusing if you aren't familiar with it. Reading the tire article posted above should help.
You can probably run a 26x1.75" tire on just about and 26" MTB rim. The very narrow or very wide sizes are the only places you run into trouble.
03-29-11, 12:02 AM
1 part tire to 1 part wheel.
03-29-11, 01:11 AM
thanks for the reponses...really appreciated
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