Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Middle Tennessee
Bikes: Lynskey Custom Allroad; BMC SLR01 TeamMachine
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Mavic wheel/tire size recommendations?
I'm looking at a Mavic wheel that's 19mm wide I.D. According to Performancebike's sizing guide, that should be absolutely fine for a 700x35 tire. In fact, 35 should be in the "sweet spot" for that rim. But according to Mavic, it should take nothing narrower than a 700x38.
What's the deal? Is Mavic wrong? Or ultra-conservative? A 19mm wide wheel is only 4mm wider than a normal road wheel. And, according to Mavic, neither wheel would work for tires between 29 & 37 wide!
Does somebody sell a 17mm wide wheel or does somebody at Mavic hate 32, 34, and 35 width tires?