I'm going to be commuting a little bit more this spring with my '02 Haro Escape 8.3. It's pretty much stock right now, and I'd like to swap out the knobby tires it has on it for some more suitable for urban/road riding.
The rims are Sun Rhyno Lite 32h, and the tires on it are Intense 2.25" CC 70 tpi.
My friend just got a set of Specialized Nimbus Armadillos and loves em. However, if I went out and bought the same tires, how would I know if they would fit my rim? I see that there are different sizes, but I'm having trouble figuring out what size my rim is. I thought that there would be something on the rim that says, but all I can figure out is "559 x 27mm".
I'm assuming that the 27mm is the width, and the 2.25" is the height above the rim, is that correct? If so, I cant seem to find much to choose from with that width of 27mm. Most that I can find are 26mm.
Does this mean that I'm going to have to switch out rims? Im not opposed to that because I would love to just be able to pop in the new set whenever Im going off-road. However, I'd prefer to be able to buy a new set of tires for now, and save up a bit for later on.
I hope that is clear, and I appreciate any help I can get.