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    Tire/ wheel compatibility

    I'm wondering if there are limitations on how wide a tire you can put on a "typical" road wheel. Specifically, I have an older set of dura-ace wheels (2007) that came on a racing bike, and I wanted to put some beefier tires, 30-32s, on them for gravel and trying CX. Am I safe?
    BTW, they will be going on a hybrid with enough room between the forks.
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    Welcome to Bikeforums. Yes, 30-32 will not be an issue for rims that are 19mm wide, outside dimension.
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    Does the rim have a diameter marked on it? You can use Sheldon Brown's chart about 3/4's of the way down on this page.

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    Thanks to both of you. I checked my wheels and the number I see is 622x15c. I looked at Sheldon Brown's chart, and my tires are within the "safe" range. Happy to be saved the money that a new wheel set would cost. Now if we could only do something about the weather up here. Almost April and we had minus 20 up here this morning.

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