Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Munich Germany (formerly Portland OR, Texas)
Bikes: '02 Specialized FSR, '03 RM Slayer, '99 Raleigh R700, '97 Norco hartail, '89 Stumpjumper
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Would the Hutchinson mount on my Gary fisher Tassajara with the rims that use a 2.1 inch tire? Or would I have to change rims?
most of the MTB slicks will work with most normal MTB rims... BUT the additional pressure can cause problems on a rim normally set up for 35-50psi with 90-110psi: a few years ago for a Pacific Coast tour, i had the Specialized slicks and i had a large number of flats - so did my riding partner. turns out that the rim tape was too thin and the tube was breaking where it meets the nipple holes. I used 3-4 wraps of rim tape and solved my problem... although my friend claims that the high-pressure prematurely destroyed his rims (after one tour of about 1600 miles)
in any case, pay attention to the rim tape/band and make sure it's thick enough for the additional pressure. oh yeah, forgot the name, but i was quite happy with the Specialized slicks, although i there are many good ones.