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    Narrowest Winter Tire

    What's the narrowest winter tire out there?

    Looking to get some good tires for winter commuting, however, my bicycle came with 14mm rims. It fits 700x28s, but its a tight fit and they bulge out a bit.

    I see Nokian A10 makes 700x32 tires, I could probably fit those.

    Any other 700x32 tires, or 700x28 tires?
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    I'm going to assume you meant 14mm?

    That indicates some kind of racer? How wide a tire can you fit in the forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldfeet View Post
    I'm going to assume you meant 14mm?

    That indicates some kind of racer? How wide a tire can you fit in the forks?
    Its just a Specialized Sirrus hybrid. The forks can easily accept wider. I have quite a bit of room to spare.

    And yeah, I totally meant 14mm.

    The markings on the rims are 622x14, which I assume means 14mm wide.
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    That is a pretty narrow rim for all round riding, from what I read, links included, a 32mm tire is a stretch.

    A couple of good locations for tire sizing:

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/tire_dimensions
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

    The wider the rim the more tire tread on the ground, good for winter applications. I picked a 29mm rim, sun rhyno lites for winter tires, I use 17-24mm rims most everything else.

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    I had 35mm studded tires on my Specialized Sirrus last winter. I can't remember if the rims are 14mm or 16mm though. They are the Alex Wheels that come on the cheapest model. I remember that according to Sheldon's chart, it was just a little outside the recommended tire/rim size zone. Never had any issues.

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