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20.6mm rim and 38 tire

Old 02-21-16, 04:33 PM
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20.6mm rim and 38 tire

I have these vitesse 700c rims that are 20.5 mm Outside width.
Will these take 38 tires ? or only 32 ? or what else ? It has 32's now, not sure if that is correct either.
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Yes, you should have no problems with a 38 mm tire on a 21 mm (external) rim.

Check out Sheldon's recommendations, in the section titled "Width Considerations":Tire Sizing Systems

I've even used wider tires on narrow rims, like 60 mm tires on 23 mm (external) without problems.
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