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Old 11-08-09, 04:32 PM   #1
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Are the dimensions of cyclocross wheels the same as road wheels?

Are the dimensions of cyclocross wheels the same as road wheels? Can you put a cyclocross tire on a road wheelset?
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Old 11-08-09, 04:33 PM   #2
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Yes, they are exactly the same wheels.
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Old 11-08-09, 05:07 PM   #3
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Can you put a cyclocross tire on a road wheelset?
Let me sheldonbrown that for you.
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LOL.. Best response ever.

Yes, cross wheels and road wheels are the same size.
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however, some cx wheelsets come with mtb hubs
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also there are some wheels that tend to make better cross wheels than others, aka wider rims
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also there are some wheels that tend to make better cross wheels than others, aka wider rims
Not to derail this, but are there any particular "wider" rims that are favored for cross?
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Fulcrum rims run wider, as do Bontrager from what I hear.
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while the rims should fit a std road bike, you will likely have to change the tire to something 28 mm or even 25 mm.
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FWIW, I just used my road training wheels as CX wheels: 32h Open Pros on Ultegra hubs. Bombproof.
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sun makes a wider rim as well, I plan on using it for the next wheelset I build.
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Salsa DELGADO™ CROSS
  • 700c version of the Delgado, excellent choice for cyclocross and 29ers
  • 22.5mm width, pinned and sleeved,
    515 grams
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