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Old 11-23-10, 06:20 PM   #1
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Will 1.5 tires fit on 26 Sun Lite Rims?

I'm looking for a set of tough touring rims that can run both 1.5 or 2 inch tires. Will Sun Rhyno Lites handle both sizes? What about Velocity Cliffhangers or Chukkers?

I'll be on the road a lot next year, and plan to run 1.5 inch Supremes in America and Europe, and 2 inch Duremes or Extremes in Mexico and Central Asia.

I've considered Velocity Aeroheats and Mavix XM719s, but I think they're too light for loaded off-road touring. Mavic EX721s can't handle tires under 2in, so they're out.

Any advise would be welcome.

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Old 11-23-10, 09:19 PM   #2
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sure, 1.5" tire equals 38mm, rhynolite rim is 27.5mm wide, that's more than a 19mm wide rim with 25mm tire. I've got a rhynolite on the rear and a 24mm dyad on the front of my LHT using 1.75" tires. A 1.5" tire won't look as cramped as a 24mm rim with 28mm tire.
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sure, 1.5" tire equals 38mm, rhynolite rim is 27.5mm wide, that's more than a 19mm wide rim with 25mm tire. I've got a rhynolite on the rear and a 24mm dyad on the front of my LHT using 1.75" tires. A 1.5" tire won't look as cramped as a 24mm rim with 28mm tire.
Thanks. I'm curious about one other thing: the 700 Rhyno Lite rim is listed as weighing 420g while the 26 model weighs 550g. If they're the same width and extrusion model, how is that possible? Any theories?
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no idea, has to be a typo.
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