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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Open Pros are commonly used on Cyclocross bikes using 700x35 tires.
    +1
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    Or just ride your bike and stop playing dress-up with it, like it's a ****ing doll.

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