Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-24-14, 03:32 AM   #1
c00lhandluke
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alliston, Ontario
Bikes: Scott cr1, Specialized Transition Expert, beaters galore
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by c00lhandluke; 03-24-14 at 03:35 AM.
c00lhandluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-14, 05:57 AM   #2
Barrettscv 
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 10,599
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Welcome to Bikeforums. Yes, 30-32 will not be an issue for rims that are 19mm wide, outside dimension.
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-14, 08:46 AM   #3
Kobe 
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Bikes:
Posts: 2,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
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.

Tire Sizing Systems
__________________
'86 Bridgestone 400, 80's Proteus, '13 Black Mountain Cycles Cross, '16 Clockwork All-Rounder
Kobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-14, 04:13 PM   #4
c00lhandluke
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alliston, Ontario
Bikes: Scott cr1, Specialized Transition Expert, beaters galore
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
c00lhandluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 PM.