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Old 03-20-12, 11:36 AM   #1
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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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Old 03-20-12, 11:57 AM   #2
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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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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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Old 03-20-12, 04:00 PM   #6
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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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