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Old 11-30-11, 06:54 AM   #1
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Got a my First CX bike -- question about wheels

Just ordered a motobecane CX from bd. It's at the low end of the component spectrum since it's one of the cheaper one. So I was wondering, would it be a wise move to substitute the stock wheels for an Open Pro (mavic) for the rear and a Velocity (heavy & solid w/dura ace hub) which I use for the front?

In other words can I use road bike wheels with wide (35) CX tires?

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In other words can I use road bike wheels with wide (35) CX tires?
Yes.
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It is common practice to use a 700x32 size tire on a Mavic Open Pro. Using a 700x35 is too wide for the rim, IMO.


Mavic’s website states that 28mm is the widest tire recommended on an Open Pro rim.

If a 700x35 is the right size for your needs, find a wider rim: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Tiag...item3a6a86791e or http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bicycle-700x...item415cfae3ea
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It is common practice to use a 700x32 size tire on a Mavic Open Pro. Using a 700x35 is too wide for the rim, IMO.


Mavic’s website states that 28mm is the widest tire recommended on an Open Pro rim.
I saw that. But their website also says 103 lbs is the max air pressure for a 32mm tire. Interesting.
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It's not a big deal to run a 35mm tire on a road rim. People have used Open Pros for 29er mountain bikes with much fatter tires.
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I've used 700x35 tires with Open Pros and had zero problems. It seems to me that 103 psi is more pressure than you'd ever want in a 700x32 tire anyway, regardless of the rim. I'm guessing, though, that your main surprise is that they'd even give a maximum pressure for a tire that's outside their recommended size range. If you ask me, that size recommendation is very conservative.

FWIW, my 2008 Kona Jake came stock with 700x35 tires on Alex AT-450 rims, which are several millimeters narrower than Open Pros. That combination has never given me any trouble either.
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I think wider rims give the tire a nicer profile, but Open pros work just fine with 35mm+ tires.
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I've run 35 and 38mm on Aksiums which I believe has the same inside rim width as an Open Pro. No issues at all.
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