Widest tire for a 622x18 rim?
Hey everyone! Was wondering if anyone knew what the widest mountain bike tire that would safely fit on a 622x18 rim. The bike is a 2010 Gary fisher katai....it's a hybrid that I wanna try mountainbiking with until I can save up for an actual mtb.....right now it has a 700x38 on there and I tried taking it out and was sliding all over the place
My uncle rides singletrack on that same bike. Frame and fork clearance is the issue, not rim width.
Check the hybrid forum for details, but I am positive that some 29x2.0 tires fit, such as a Bontrager 29-3.
Last edited by ColinL; 07-15-13 at 01:22 PM.
Cool thanks for the info! Any idea what size tires he has on his? Did he upgrade or is he still riding on the 700x38?
He has a Bontrager 29-3 29x2.0 on the rear but I don't remember if there is room for wider. That tire is not as wood as a typical 2.0.
He has a schwalbe smart Sam in front but I don't recall what size, they make a 45mm monstercross tire and a 29x2.1.
Cool I'm gonna give those a try....thanks for all your help!
one last newbie question.....if I use a larger tire do I need to move to a larger tube?