Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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44mm is not a fat rim. Had a 26x2.3 Geax that measured to be about 2.0 and have had 2.7 Maxxis High Rollers that have Measured out to be from 2.35 to 2.8. My current setup measures out to be 2.6 and 2.3. 26x2.5 Michelin Comp 24.1 and a 26x2.2 Michelin Hot S.
The company that is notorious of having their measurements way off wack is Continental. Their 2.1's are the only accurate size. Their 2.3's run like 2.0's their 2.5's run like 2.1's their 2.0's measure like 1.8's.
Their is no standards in tire measurements, each company has their own way of measuring the size of a tire.