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HopliteGrad 10-08-08 08:41 AM

Can I fit (studded) 35 or 40c tires onto a 38c rim safely?
 
So my rims are 38c on both my bikes. I see that schwalbe offers Marathon Winters only in 35 or 40 sizes. Which should I go for? Or another brand? I use marathon plus tires the rest of the year and really like the flat protection peace of mind.

pinkrobe 10-08-08 09:15 AM

What rims do you have? What's the actual rim width? My winter wheels are 27mm wide, and that works great with my 37C studded tires.

AEO 10-08-08 09:22 AM

but would a 40mm studded have enough frame clearance?

the narrower tyres also slice through snow a bit better.


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