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    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.

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    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.
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    but would a 40mm studded have enough frame clearance?

    the narrower tyres also slice through snow a bit better.
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