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Maddux DC 3.0 tire width options

Old 03-13-14, 06:19 PM
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Maddux DC 3.0 tire width options

The bike is a 2013 Cannondale Bad Boy. The wheel set is from a Cannondale 29er. Thinking of going with a narrower tire for more riding on paved roads. Whats the narrowest size I can go with and does anyone have any suggestions/ recommendations? Advance thanks!
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Originally Posted by Cannondale728 View Post
The bike is a 2013 Cannondale Bad Boy. The wheel set is from a Cannondale 29er. Thinking of going with a narrower tire for more riding on paved roads. Whats the narrowest size I can go with and does anyone have any suggestions/ recommendations? Advance thanks!
No rules going narrower, but your BB will drop by an amount equal to half the change in width. Probably doesn't matter unless going from 2.5" to 1", but figured I'd mention it.

Otherwise the limit is the tire width/rim width ratio. I like to see tire outside widths roughly 1.5x the rim's inside width at a minimum, though many successfully go narrower, approaching 1:1. Here's a chart to use as a guide. The rim width is the inside width, the tire width is the nominal or outside width.
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