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midwest44 09-23-08 11:56 AM

MTB tire size question
 
I've converted an old GT MTB to a SS and am enjoying it. It has 1.5" wide rims running 1.9" tires. Can I safely run 1.5" tires on the 1.5" rims??

Bill Kapaun 09-23-08 01:16 PM

IF they are "marked" 26x1.5", then you could safely go to 1.25" if you want.

http://sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width

ogbigbird 09-23-08 02:13 PM

yeah, bill is right. don't know why youd wanna go that low, but you could.

midwest44 09-24-08 09:48 AM

Thanks, I'll be going with 1.5's then. Didn't want to spend money and have my tie bead unseat downhill at speed :0(


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