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    Senior Member plumberroy's Avatar
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    Steamroller help

    I have a 2008 surly steamroller . I am running single speed mostly stock I have started playing with changing a few things . I changed the bar from drop to a 3 in rise mountain bike style bar , but am thinking of going to a trekking/butterfly bar. my question is how much wider can I go with tires on the stock rims? it has 700 x 25c can I run 30-32 wide on those rims?
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    If the rim is 25mm in width that you can easily fit 32s.

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    Without a doubt you should be able to run 32s and maybe even a bit wider if you desire
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    The rims are Alex DA22 if that helps.
    thanks
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    thanks all. I like the bars on it now better than the original drops. I think I would like the trekking bars . My plans are , trekking bar, wider tires, better rear brakes and maybe a white double cog free wheel.
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    Surly states Steamroller fits up to 38mm tires, & my kid who rides one has had 35s mounted on Sun CR18s on his (which I am pretty sure is an '08) - but DA22 rim is only 14mm interior width so you may not want to overdo it

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    I have run a 40mm Vitoria Randonneur on the front and regularly ride on 35s.

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    Phase 1 new bars and tape


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    youll probably be good up to the max the frame will fit (38) on those rims

    Tire Sizing Systems

    mtbers run 2+" tires on 19mm rims which is way above the green on that chart, and sheldon even says its conservative
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