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Old 08-26-12, 06:43 AM   #1
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Tire/Wheel Size

How do you tell what tire sizes will be compatible with a particular wheel? For example, what width tires can you use on 24mm rim for example?
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Most measurements given for rims are for the height of the rim so Make and model of the rim will help----And size of the wheel (26"-700c etc)

Unless you can measure the width of the rim and that would be internal sizing.
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How do you tell what tire sizes will be compatible with a particular wheel? For example, what width tires can you use on 24mm rim for example?
Everything you need to know is at:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Sheldon admitted that the compatibility chart was arguably overly conservative, but you will never go wrong complying with it.
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How do you tell what tire sizes will be compatible with a particular wheel? For example, what width tires can you use on 24mm rim for example?
Keep in mind the Sheldon Brown chart uses inside-width of the rim. Most rim widths stated are outside width.

You could use any tire 700x28 or larger. I have a 24mm wide (outside width) Velocity Dyad rim. I've used everything from a 700x32 to a 700x47.
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