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    Tom (ex)Builder twahl's Avatar
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    Tires to fit 26 x 1.5 rim?

    I'm thinking of going to something smoother and more narrow for our comfort bkes. Not that the current tires are bad when inflated properly, but I was considering something a little narrower. The rims are 26 x 1.5, and the current tires are 1.95". How narrow can I safely go?

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    I run Specialized Fatboy 1.0" on Mavic X517 rims and I luv 'em !
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    I asked something similair the answers vary 26x1.5 or 26x1.25 was the general concensus a couple did suggest 26x1.

    I ordered 26 x 1.5 slicks which i should be getting next week.

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    Measure the actual interior rim width and use this table...

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width

    My guess is that the narrowest you can go is 1.4" or 1.5". If that's the case, I recommend the Ritchey Tom Slick 26x1.4". I run a pair of these on my wide MTB rims and I love them.

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