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Old 01-03-08, 11:18 AM   #1
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embarassing question

i'm buying a trek 520 and want to run wider tires. it comes stock with 700x32s. do i have to replace the rims to run 700x35s?
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No problem to run 35's with your rims.
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No, your current rims are fine.
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ditto. it will be fine.

you can check out the chart (bottom of page) at this sheldon brown's site.
it has appropriate tire sizing according to rim width.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html
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i'm buying a trek 520 and want to run wider tires. it comes stock with 700x32s. do i have to replace the rims to run 700x35s?
Are you CRAZY??

(Sure, they will be fine -- we are only talking 3 silly millimeters here!)

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Old 01-03-08, 01:03 PM   #6
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thanks folks, this is great news!
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I'd be equally concerned about fitting the fork, will there be enough clearance in the crown area? I don't know. 3 mm doesn't sound like much, but....
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The 520 is Trek's touring bike so I expect they gave it plenty of clearance for wider tires and fenders.
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i've heard fork clearance is one of the 520's cons, but someone told me (from experience) they handle 37s with fenders. so, i'm set!
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