Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Bikes: Cannondale T-800, Bridgestone RB-1, Bianche Mountain Bike
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26 X 2.1 tires on 26 X 1.50 rims?
I'm still dizzy from reading Sheldon Brown's amazing info on matching tire and rim sizes! So excuse this post if it seems repetitive. I'm trying to cobble together a knocking-around-the-campsite bike, using parts from numerous older mountain bikes. I have a decent front wheel that is 26 X 1.50. Would I be alright to put a knobby 26 X 2.1 tire on that rim? Or should I just buy a more narrow tire tomorrow and quit trying to recycle everything in my garage? BTW, I'm not trying to build a bike that will do much more than get me down a dirt road for a bit or for shirt rides along river pathways. I've got a good bike for more serious rides. Thanks. rcd
P.S. If the tire/rim combo is acceptable, I assume using a 26 X 2.0 tube is perfectly acceptable?