Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

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

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

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

Old 10-15-16, 09:20 PM
  #1  
Reddymahesh
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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?
Reddymahesh is offline  
Old 10-15-16, 09:58 PM
  #2  
AnthonyG
Senior Member
 
AnthonyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Queanbeyan, Australia.
Posts: 4,109
Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3436 Post(s)
Liked 405 Times in 275 Posts
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.

Anthony
AnthonyG is online now  
Old 10-15-16, 10:18 PM
  #3  
Carbonfiberboy 
just another gosling
 
Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 17,661

Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3028 Post(s)
Liked 939 Times in 711 Posts
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
__________________
Results matter
Carbonfiberboy is offline  
Old 10-16-16, 04:49 AM
  #4  
cb400bill
Follow Your Arrow
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 19,685

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2515 Post(s)
Liked 3,291 Times in 2,004 Posts
Thread moved from Bike Fitting to Bike Mechanics with three day forwarding.
cb400bill is offline  
Old 10-16-16, 05:47 AM
  #5  
blakcloud 
Senior Member
 
blakcloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,567

Bikes: Trek Domane SL7, Rivendell Sam Hillborne, Winter Cycles flat bar road bike, Brompton S/M3L (modified)

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 597 Post(s)
Liked 327 Times in 210 Posts
The short answer is yes they 1.5 will fit.
blakcloud is offline  
Old 10-16-16, 01:24 PM
  #6  
HTupolev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Seattle
Posts: 3,923
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1788 Post(s)
Liked 962 Times in 474 Posts
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.
HTupolev is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
avole
General Cycling Discussion
28
02-21-19 05:42 PM
box opener
Bicycle Mechanics
3
07-20-17 12:34 PM
geteburg
Bicycle Mechanics
5
07-28-16 07:24 AM
lobstermike
Bicycle Mechanics
4
10-18-11 07:04 AM
lostnoz
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
5
05-23-11 03:47 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.