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Will a 26X1.5 tyre fit my 26" double wall rim?

Old 10-15-16, 09:20 PM
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Will a 26X1.5 tyre fit my 26" double wall rim?

I have a Firefox bike that came with 26" double wall rims and a 26X2.10 tyres. Obviously the 26X2.10 tyres are meant for mountain biking. Now, I'm planning to change my tyres to 26X1.5 and I wanted to know if it is possible at all.
Do I have to change my rims to accommodate the slim tyres or so?
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Old 10-15-16, 09:58 PM
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This is a question for Bike Mechanics rather than Bike Fit. We are talking about fitting people to bikes here. Having said that, there are various different sized rims that are all called 26" and they don't all inter-fit.

Is the ISO size for both the rim and tire 559? That's the first question. You will be better off posting in Bike Mechanics.

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I assume that you are thinking about riding your bike on the road. With road bikes it's inadvisable to use a tire which is narrower than the outside width of a rim. I doubt that's a problem with your bike. There's a conservative tire/rim width chart here: Tire Sizing Systems
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The short answer is yes they 1.5 will fit.
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
I assume that you are thinking about riding your bike on the road. With road bikes it's inadvisable to use a tire which is narrower than the outside width of a rim.
Actually, this is a very popular thing to do right now with deep-section aero rims. In order for the rim to capture the airflow from the tire, you want the external width to be ~5% wider than the tire.

Originally Posted by Reddymahesh View Post
Now, I'm planning to change my tyres to 26X1.5 and I wanted to know if it is possible at all.
Do I have to change my rims to accommodate the slim tyres or so?
Unless your 26er rims are fatbike rims or something, you'll probably be just fine.
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