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Old 03-13-07, 06:50 AM
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Rim/tire size questions

So I'm using 26*2.1 studded tires at the moment, and the smallest tires I've had were 26*1.75.

I'd like to buy the following tires, but they are 26*1.5

1- How does one find out what tire width your rims can support? I looked on the rims but couldn't see any indication. Granted the rims are dirty from the winter grit.

2- Anyone use the Tioga City slicker tires? What's your impression of them? My main reason for choosing them is that they support up to 90 PSI. Weight is not an issue here, this is for my all weather commuting MTB.
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This was on the Performance bike web site for 26 inch tires.
<--------------------20 mm rims

22 mm rims ------------------------------>
1.5-1.6-1.75-1.95-2.0-2.1-2.3-2.5-2.7 3.0

Hope that helps, if it's wrong someone will,correct me.

I used the Tioga City Slicker tire, they are good tire, I ride on
mostly smooth streets, not many pot holes, and bike paths.
They seem to be good on traction, and didn't have a flat
in the year, I had them.

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Sheldon has a sizing chart on his web pages

I've had 26x1.50 Serfas Drifters on a 20mm rim and could have gone a little smaller (1.4") without ANY problem. 1.25" might have been a little too small though??
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