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Old 07-07-13, 02:22 PM
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Tire Sizing Assistance

Sorry folks - but I need some help that I'm sure has been asked before. I searched threads and I also read Sheldon Brown's page. I'm still confused

My recumbent is running Kenda 26 x 1.25 tires and I'm looking to replace them with a touring tire - preferably Continental or Schwalbe. I can't find either in a 26 x 1.25 and can't figure out which width might work. Please educate me O Wise Ones
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Some to look at:
http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...etfilters=true
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What's the inside measurement of your rim width in mm?
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Perfect. That link is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the help.
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Do you know what rim your wheels are built with? Or is there a label on it with ETRTO sizing?
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Hi,

All tyres described as 26" x decimal inches are usually 559mm,
MTB size. 1.25" is 32mm, you want 559mm x 32mm ERTRO size.

Old US stuff 26" x 1.25 can mean a 599mm rim,
not a chance with a modern recumbent.

Basically 26"/MTB/559mm x 32mm/1.25" or XXmm/Y.YY".

You have loads of tyre width choices on a recumbent I assume.

TBH 32mm is considered skinny for a loaded touring bike.

rgds, sreten.
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Hi,

All tyres described as 26" x decimal inches are usually 559mm,
MTB size. 1.25" is 32mm, you want 559mm x 32mm ERTRO size.

Old rare US stuff 26" x 1.25 can mean a 599mm
rim, but not a chance with a modern recumbent.

Basically 26"/MTB/559mm x 32mm/1.25" or XXmm/Y.YY".
You have loads of tyre width choices on a recumbent I assume.
TBH 32mm is considered pretty skinny for a loaded touring bike.

You probably want a fatter rear than the front, same pressures.

rgds, sreten.

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