Hi, Iím new to the bike world, Iím looking at the Indie 2 bike from Norco. I like the tires that come with the bike, but I will be riding mostly gravel trails after commuting home on the road every day. I think I need slightly wider tires with a little more aggressive tread pattern than the ones it comes with - which are 700 x 37c. Can I put 700 x 42c tires on those same rims?
Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
I wouldn't worry about the rims.
I would worry about frame clearances. See how much room you have between the chainstays and under the fork crown. Sometimes the front derailleur will rub a fat tire when it's in the granny gear position.