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Old 08-18-08, 06:39 AM   #1
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Tire Sizes - streching it

I recently built up a pair of Open Pros for my commuting/touring bike. I am happy to run 700x23 for commuting, but would like a wider, more knobby tire for touring. The Open Pro's have recomended widths up to 28, but I found a pair of tires that would be perfect excepting that they're 30's.

So the question is: how advisable is it to mount a 30 on that rim? I mean, it's 2 mm for crying out loud. Are those 2 mm's going to be the straw that breaks the cammel's back?
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Old 08-18-08, 07:03 AM   #2
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I've been using 30mm tires on an Open Pro wheel for a year and a half with no problems.
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If your frame/fork will clear the wider tires, you will have no problems with the rims. Open Pros are commonly used on Cyclocross bikes using 700x35 tires.
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If your frame/fork will clear the wider tires, you will have no problems with the rims. Open Pros are commonly used on Cyclocross bikes using 700x35 tires.
See, that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks!
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Open Pros are commonly used on Cyclocross bikes using 700x35 tires.
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