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    narrower tire for a 26" rim ?

    I have a fat tire bike that I want to change to a bit narrower tire setup.


    Does anyone know what specific tire size will still fit on a wide 26" rim, but not be so fat ?
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    I am running a 1.5" tire on my 26 inch rims. You should be able to go all the way down to 1"

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    I'm running Continental Gatorskins on the Frankenbike. 26 inch x 1-1/8. Conti makes a few others down that narrow too. I think Ritchey makes Tom Slicks that narrow. And Performance and nashbar both have house brand slick down around 1.25 if not narrower.
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    Right now I have 1.5" Armadillos on the MTB. I was using 1.25" Serfas slicks. They were lighter and rolled easier, nut also flatted upon contact with the ground. I went back to the Army's and don't even think about flats. Whatever you do - make 'em slicks, or very near slicks. You don't need tread for pavement or packed gravel near the shoulders.

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    I put Panaracer Urban Max 26 x 1.25 on my wifes commuter. They are really thin they look like a 28mm. They fit the rims well, hold 100 psi and roll great. No flats yet. Reasonable price too. They look really similar to the T-serv's. here's a link

    http://www.panaracer.com/eng/products/index_ur.html#e

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    I like my Tom Slicks. They're 1"
    My comuting colleague just got Slickasaurous tires, but it may be just because the name is so cool.
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    I like these from Performance. I've been running them on my commuter for years.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5425
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    Sheldon Brown has a lovely chart showing what rims (in theory) work with what tire sizes:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width

    I have 27mm-width Sun Rhyno-Lites (yeah, they're way too beefy, but I got them on the cheap) with 26x1.75s. It's a good combo, but I am going to attempt mounting 1.5s soon. In theory, it should work.
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    I ran 1.5's with Rhyno Lites for awhile. The tires where Serfas and appeared to be a relatively wide 1.5 (the measurement seems to be all over the place by manufacturer). It was a pretty good combination in my opinion. I had no trouble with split or torn sidewalls over a six month period, this seems to be what kills most of my tires. The problem I had was it was really hard to mount the tire on that rim and after going through a series of sub-zero flat repairs last winter I gave up on those rims for my commuter.

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