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    Would you run a 700x60 big apple on a 17c rim?

    According to the schwalbe website it is fine to do this, but my question is - would you?

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    I wouldn't run a 17mm rim at all. I weigh 240; don't need none of that skinny stuff. But if I HAD a 17mm rim, and a 60mm tire, I'd mount 'em up and try it out. The largest tires I've ever used on my built-from-parts singlespeed, which has a fairly narrow (but unmeasured) front rim, is 41mm. No trouble at all with that combination. The worst that can happen is it rolls off the rim and you crash and die, but probably you won't. Why would Schwalbe lie?

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    Very true, as reference here is the link: http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions

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    according to Barnnet's manual. measure inside rim width and multiply by factors listed below to determine compatability
    1.4 for narrowest acceptable tire
    2.0 for road for widest
    3.0 for mountain
    tire should be laid out flat and measured from bead to bead

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    Quote Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
    According to the schwalbe website it is fine to do this, but my question is - would you?

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    Daven
    No, but it depends on the pressure. I put 2.3" tires on my mountain bike with 23mm rims and the tires wobbled sideways. Inflating them to 60psi helped, but that's counterproductive off-road. I switched to 28mm wide rims and the wobble went away.
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    You can fit them on,it will feel like your riding on Jello.
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    What about a 19C rim?! The reason I ask is that I have 35mm studded tyres and want to be able to run them in the winter and big apples the rest of the time.

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