this morning was a very tense ride home from work. I have Nokian W106s 700x35 front and back. Part of my commute was a partially plowed road that had a layer of 'hard' pack. It seemed that building any speed would cause me to break through the pack but in such a way that the tires slipped from side to side. It was a battle keeping the bike upright. Going slower than normal, I was usually able to control the bike pretty good with a few cases of slip. I did just inflate to max PSI (65) Sunday and don't really like to run at really low PSI; am usually between 40 and 60.
The bike: Raleigh Detour 3.0 comfort hybrid with suspension front fork.
Fenders: SKS P50
Tires: currently Nokian W106 700x35; Stock Kenda Kourier 700x40,
Rims Weinmann CN520 with a sticker that says 700x28/35
Got a few extra bucks and am interested in the Nokian W240 700x40 but will it fit?
Does the sticker mean the rims are designed for 700c tires in the 28-35mm width? I ask because the bike came stock with 700x40 tires and I may be interested in narrower slicks this summer.
Lastly the sticker says something about a safety line. I assume that means the rim can wear to the edge of the sticker before needing replacement? Seems like a lot of metal to wear away.