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    18mm vs 22mm?

    my Hardrock Sport (HRS) came with alexrims 26" rims with the nomenclature of 599 X 22 6061 - T6 on the sticker. the guy at the LBS shop sold me a set of "the same rims, laced to stock HR Disk hubs." it turns out, these rims are marked 599 X 18 6061 - T6. the only reason i got the same rim with a disk hub is because i have never had to true these wheels after i got them set. will this 4mm difference make the wheel weaker? will i still be able to mount my 2.1 width tires? should i re-lace my 22mm wide rims to the new hubs, or what?

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    Not all rims are measured the same. It'd be 559, not 599, for a 26" tire in any case. Compare inside widths, measure them yourself to be sure if they're 18 or 22 (22 could be exterior). In either case a 2.1 tire shouldn't be a problem (I use 2.4s on a 17mm interior width rim without any problems, altho it's outside "recommendation"). Width of a rim doesn't necessarily indicate strength of a particular rim, depends on other factors.

    Rims of the same ERD use the same spokes, but check out your current rims before you try swapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    It'd be 559, not 599, for a 26" tire in any case.
    Mostly you shouldn't worry so much and go riding.
    ducking fyslexia...
    i'm not really worried about the rim exploding or anything, but i was worried about tire compatibility since i already have 2 sets of tires, and it would suck if they wouldn't work with my new rims.
    thanks! i seem to be full of questions these days...

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