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Old 04-29-07, 03:08 PM
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Changing the Rims/Treads on my Mountain Bike?

Hey all, I was hoping I could get some advice on swapping out my rims. I have an older KHS hardtail mountain bike, and right now it has these bohemoth Sun Mammoth Rims on it. Well I am using it as a commuter bike only around the city and was looking to swap out the rims and tires for something lighter and less beefy. I'm looking to try and spend as little as I can, I don't care much about quality, but was wondering the sizes that I could get that would work? I don't know how rim sizing etc. works, so any advice would be appreciated.
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take it to your bike shop and they should fix it up for you.
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Originally Posted by pinetreeforest1
Hey all, I was hoping I could get some advice on swapping out my rims. I have an older KHS hardtail mountain bike, and right now it has these bohemoth Sun Mammoth Rims on it. Well I am using it as a commuter bike only around the city and was looking to swap out the rims and tires for something lighter and less beefy. I'm looking to try and spend as little as I can, I don't care much about quality, but was wondering the sizes that I could get that would work? I don't know how rim sizing etc. works, so any advice would be appreciated.
Did you change the tires on it yet? If you're riding around town the first step is to swap out the knobby tires for some slicks. You can get them relatively narrow and that will help from both a weight and rolling resistence point of view.

That's what I did on my hardtail and was pretty happy with the results. This approach is cheaper than changing wheels and tires.
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What type of tires do I get? My tires are pretty thick, so I wonder how I find out the "width" of the tire needed, or what slick tires would look like.
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Originally Posted by pinetreeforest1
What type of tires do I get? My tires are pretty thick, so I wonder how I find out the "width" of the tire needed, or what slick tires would look like.
I have the Tioga City Slicker in 26 x 1.95"



I see that it's available in a 1.25", 1.5" and 1.95" width.
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I recently bought Continental "Town and Country" tires but haven't tried them yet. They're 1.9" thick, compared to my 2.0" knobbies. They came recommended from several sources but are slightly more expensive than some other brands.
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Originally Posted by santiago
I have the Tioga City Slicker in 26 x 1.95"



I see that it's available in a 1.25", 1.5" and 1.95" width.
+1, 26 X 1.90 or above works well, it's has ALOT less rolling resistence than knobbies and it's still wide enough to handle medium sized bumps!
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