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Old 07-22-09, 09:06 PM   #1
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Anyone ever installed 700x23 tires on D.T. Swiss Wheels?

I wanted to install 700x23 tires on my D.T. Swiss wheels on my FS 29er. Anybody know if this is possible? I'd like to just try it out before I actually buy a separate set of wheels for road use only.
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Old 07-22-09, 09:20 PM   #2
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How wide are the rims?

Measure and use Sheldon's table.

There is some slack on either side as well, IMO.
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Old 07-22-09, 11:25 PM   #3
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How wide are the rims?

Measure and use Sheldon's table.

There is some slack on either side as well, IMO.
24mm wide, 32h....you think it's too big? Maybe I have to use 700x25 tires then eh?
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Sounds like the rims would be too wide for those tires. I have 16mm rims and I use 32mm wide tires on my commuter bike.
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Based on this table from Peter White Cycles: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tourtand.asp

I would recommend no less than 700x28 for a 24mm rim.
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I was going to recomment 28c aswell.
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I'm curious why your first choice was 23c
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Old 07-23-09, 01:54 PM   #8
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I'm curious why your first choice was 23c
I want to use skinny tires.
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I was going to recomment 28c aswell.
Why not 25c, if 24 is the current width of my rim?
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compared to what your wheels are designed to run 28c IS skinny
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compared to what your wheels are designed to run 28c IS skinny
Any explanation as to why 25c wouldn't fit?
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they'll fit, you will just run a much larger than normal risk of having the bead unseat while you are flying down a hill at 40 mph.

Imagine the fun.
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Why not 25c, if 24 is the current width of my rim?
Based on this table from Peter White Cycles: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tourtand.asp

I had a bike with one of the 24mm rims on the list. And its rims had a sticker that said that the minimum allowable tire width was 28mm.

Of course, you could try to push it with a 25mm.
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What happened to this idea?
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