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Max tire size for Campy Omega Hardox rim

Old 02-14-21, 06:27 PM
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Max tire size for Campy Omega Hardox rim

Couldn't find this on Velobase. Campy Omega Hardox rims, 32 spoke I think. Bought them used with 25mm tires.

This spring or summer I plan on some light touring, cross state on the bike trail. Maybe credit card and AirBNB or maybe light camping. I only weigh 145 lbs and throw in some gear.

Can I use 28 or 32mm tires on these? How will I know if too wide?

Sheldon Brown has a chart, but I'd have to remove the existing tires to measure and I am lazy about that today. Thanks.
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Old 02-14-21, 06:51 PM
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You'd be fine w/ those or even wider. Remember that mtb and cx rims were very narrow back in the old days. Don't overthink rim/tire width.
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I've been running 700 X 43 on these decades before you called it a "gravel" bike.
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The frame is more likely to be the limiting factor than the rims. I run 28mm tires on Omega Hardox rims with no problems, and suspect 32mm would also be fine.
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Thanks everyone. There is plenty of clearance as this frame (1968 Paramount) was originally with 27" wheels, now with 700c and centerpull brakes.
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Most tire mfrs. will also list rim widths that are compatible with any specific tire. Might take some digging but they usually have it listed somewhere and most of us have probably gone a little wider than recommended at some point and were fine.
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