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    widest tire possible on complete build LHT rims.

    How wide of a tire can go on a LHT complete build rim?

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    26" or 700c?

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    26'=2.1 with or without fenders.

    700c=42 with fenders, 45 without fenders.

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    Thanks for the quick replies.I was actually interested for both 700 and 26".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwbnyc View Post
    26'=2.1 with or without fenders.

    700c=42 with fenders, 45 without fenders.
    I tried 42mm tires on my 700c LHT, the fender mounts rubbed on the tire. I could have bought new fenders with different brackets but I instead just gave away the tires to a friend that did not have fenders on his LHT. Plenty of room for 37mm.

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    I have a 50cm 26" LHT, and I have 50s with the SKS P55 fenders. They work great, and I could still go a little bigger in the tires and/or the P60 fenders without problem.

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    I'm running 700x40c Vittoria Randonneurs on my LHT and they run very true to size. I am building the bike up and have SKS P50 fenders, the fronts clear with room to spare, the rear is a little bit more snug.

    I may just lose the fenders so I can run a 40-42c knobby tire for gravel road touring.

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    Different fenders will give you different results.

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