Bicycle Mechanics - 26x1.5 tires. Do they make any knobby tires in this size??
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picked up an older Peugeot MTB this weekend. I want to make it into a winter bike. THe frame has a sticker that says the max size tire for the bike is 1.62. It currently has the stock 1.5s on it. IT appears to have plenty of room for larger tires however i havent tried it. I cant find anything but city/hybrid slicks in that size and that isnt going to work well for winter in MN. Anyone know of any place to get 1.5s with some tread?
09-30-12, 07:05 PM
You just need to shop around. A x1.5 knobby may be a bit uncommon these days but they used to make them. You can always try x1.75s and see if they fit.
At one time I believe there was a tariff on MTBS to protect American manufactures, and the way they decided this by how fat a tire the bike could take. SO some lower end mountain bikes (or all terrain bikes since bikes at that price range were not thought to be used off road much) came with and were recomended for smaller tires to get around the tariff.
09-30-12, 07:07 PM
Don't know of any 1.5" knobbies off the top of my head but I do know of these 1.35" ones:
09-30-12, 07:34 PM
Hear you go - sometimes Google takes a bit of massaging (you did say 26x1.6 was useable):
IM going to try some larger ones and see if they fit. There appears to be ALOT of clearance so i might get away with larger tires. Good to know these are out there though if they dont fit.
09-30-12, 11:59 PM
Measure your existing tyres with calipers to verify their width. Then measure clearance on each side. Add that to current tyre size and take that as the absolute maximum that'll fit. Then get some tyres one size down from that.
good news. I was at a LBS today and they had the same bike built up with 26x2.0.
Lucky too....i just picked up a used 1.90 and a 1.95. Not sure if the width difference front to back will matter but glad to know they will fit. Good knobby tires for $2.
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