700 x 23 Tyres for M:Wheel Deore XT Mavic 719 Comp?
I'm looking to put a set of M:Wheel Deore XT Mavic 719 Comp wheels on my road bike, and clearance is pretty tight, does anyone know if its ok to fit 700x23s to these rims?
The rims are really too wide for 23's, I'd say 25's probably, and definitely 28's. I run 28's on my A719's, no problem. Mavic lists 28's as the narrowest to be used with them. Keep in mind, actual tire widths vary between brands, models, etc.
P.S. Are you aware the XT rear hub has 135mm axle spacing? Modern road bikes have 130mm rear dropout spacing.
Last edited by well biked; 10-24-07 at 11:25 AM.
The wheels you guys mention are 700 series? Not familiar with the models, just wondering. Are they cross wheels?
I'm assuming the OP is talking about Mavic A719 rims (I could be wrong), which are Mavic's top line touring rims. They're 700c.
Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
I have 719's on my commuter/utility bike. Mavic says 28's are the narrowest but I've tried 25's and while they stayed on the rim they appeared too narrow, I doubt 23's would even stay on the rim.
I'm now running 28 on the front and 34 on the rear and find it the best allroun utility setup.
Originally Posted by well biked
Thanks for the reply mate, you reckon i can get away with 135mm? i guess i'll be stretching the frame a bit won't i?
They are 700c's, i gues the best way i can describe them is 'very strong road wheels' they are not hybrid or cross wheels
Originally Posted by petejefferies
You can probably flex the stays apart by hand and get the wheel in, but if any part of your frame's rear triangle is carbon fiber, I wouldn't do it. Regardless, it will more than likely be inconvenient at best, a royal PITA at worst. With as many 130mm hubs as there are out there, on a modern road bike I'd stick to 130mm. Another option would be to monkey around with the spacers on the XT hub and reduce the spacing. You might need to redish the wheel if you do that, depending on exactly what you do. FWIW, Velocity sells a pre-built touring wheelset, available with a 130mm rear hub. The rims are Dyads, which are highly regarded among bike tourists, and the hubs have cartridge bearings. They're available in different spoke counts, depending on your preference. They're more expensive than the XT/A719 combo, though.
Last edited by well biked; 10-29-07 at 12:55 PM.