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2015 Tarmac and Wider Wheels

Old 05-13-15, 11:14 PM
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2015 Tarmac and Wider Wheels

I have a 2013 Tarmac Sworks I love but it is challenged to accept wider width wheels like the HED Ardennes +. Am a 200 lb guy so a bit of a wheel destroyer. Does anybody know if the 2015 Tarmac can accept wider wheels better than the SL4 frame.
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Old 05-14-15, 07:33 AM
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I'd bet Specialized knows.
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Can't you just build a sturdier wheel (or have one built)? I'm not sure what a wider rim will do (for wheel breaking - I understand the other benefits people go on about) unless you also get a sturdier build - which should also be possible in a narrow rim.
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Originally Posted by karungguni View Post
I have a 2013 Tarmac Sworks I love but it is challenged to accept wider width wheels like the HED Ardennes +. Am a 200 lb guy so a bit of a wheel destroyer. Does anybody know if the 2015 Tarmac can accept wider wheels better than the SL4 frame.
I have a 2015 Tarmac with Flo30 wheels and 23mm 4000s tires on them. There is plenty of clearance for the tires and should even fit a 25mm tire. The Flo30 wheels are 24mm wide and the 4000s tires measure 26mm when mounted on the rim.
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I will say to the OP that "wide" is now seemingly relative.

Whereas 19 is common (at least for now) the 21's and 22's were considered "wide".

But now 23's are already long in the tooth and 24's are becoming the rage.

Soon we'll all be on fat bikes with drop bars.
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