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Tires width and rim

Old 06-10-05, 05:05 PM
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Tires width and rim

I got a giant sedona lx and it came with 26 x 1.95 tires i was thinkign of getting some more roadish tiers and was wondering how skinny i can go on the rims that come with the bike? is there a way to figure this out?
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Old 06-10-05, 08:57 PM
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26 X 1.5 slicks are available in many bike shops and should fit with no problem.
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Old 06-10-05, 09:20 PM
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I had the same size tire on my Haro and I put on 1.5 Avocet cross and really gaing some speed and smoothness on the road
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Old 06-11-05, 03:42 AM
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cool so i should be fine down to 1.5 the rim is pretty skinny comapred ot the tires i got on now..
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Old 06-11-05, 06:03 AM
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Take a look here: http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

There's a way lot of technical data, but make sure you scroll down to the chart that shows appropriate tire size for rim width. That will answer your question.
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Old 06-11-05, 02:27 PM
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I have some rims supposed to be "mountain bike" they have 19 mm internal width and I am using tires 26 X 1 with good results. Anyhow, go to Sheldon Brown article on tire sizing.
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