My wheels are currently fitted with Vittoria 700c x 23mm tires. I have about 8mm (0.36") clearance between the top of the existing tire and the bottom of the brake caliper. I have about 12mm (0.46") clearance between the sides of the existing tire and the sides of the brake caliper when in the functional (closed and ready for use) position. What is the largest tire that I can hope to fit on this rim without rubbing the brake?
I know this question is complicated by the fact that different manufacturer's tires of the same listed size (22mm, 26mm, etc.) have different dimensions. I'm hoping that someone with LOTS of experience in this area can give me a recommendation without me having to "try it on and see if it fits."
I also desire to run the highest pressure tire possible (125psig +) because I'm riding on rough pavement and don't want to damage my expensive rims.