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Old 10-12-09, 01:49 PM   #1
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Widest tire on 19mm outside 14mm inside wheelset

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go::ahead just posted a similar thread, but I'm not sure what his wheel widths are. My cross bike came with what I suppose are standard width wheels for a road bike. Outside measurement is 19mm and inside measurement is 14mm.

What is the widest (biggest) tire anyone has had on these rims? I'm currently running 32's with no problems. Has anyone used 35's on these rims?

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I have 35s on rims narrower than that.
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I don't have the link, however go to the Schwalbe website. In the tech section there is a chart
of which tire size is suggested with what rim size.
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I found the link and according to the chart a 15C rims maximum is a 32mm tire. I'm sure the manufacturers are a bit conservative in their recomendations, that's why I'm posting the thread to see what works in "real world" situations.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions
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I found the link and according to the chart a 15C rims maximum is a 32mm tire. I'm sure the manufacturers are a bit conservative in their recomendations, that's why I'm posting the thread to see what works in "real world" situations.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions
That's the link.
just built up a new bike with mavic cxp23 rims, which I think mavic lists as 622x15- they suggest 22-28 mm tires for this rim. schwalbe suggests max of 32. I put 32 mm marathons on this wheel, they just fit.
not sure anything larger would work ok. but the marathons are a beefy tire- something larger but less robust might work.
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Rim manufacturers are really conservative. I regularly run 44s on OpenPros, and McClung owners are fond of 2.3 Exiwolfs on OpenPros, about as wide as you can get in a 700c tire. (Picture shows a McClung with Mythos 2.1s).

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Cool bike pic. What is the silver metal part that goes from the fork dropouts to the steertube on the front? It is a skock absorber or something?
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Cool bike pic.
That's *such* a tasteful paint job - it's so right for the frame.
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It's a truss fork. I'm no framebuilder/structural engineer, but I think it does help serve as a shock absorber, or more accurately allows the regular fork blades to be built to flex without loss of structural integrity. Someone with a better explanation should feel free to chime in. Sorry for the thread jack, the bike was meant as an example of a standard road rims with fat tires.
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That is one great looking ride! Thanks for posting it!
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