tire widths

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by stevecycles, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. stevecycles

    stevecycles New Member

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    I know tires come in various widths, the most popular seem to be 23 and 25's, going up to 32's for touring and cyclocross. When I look at wheel sets, the width is never mentioned. Can a wheel set accept that wide of a range of widths, or am I missing something?

    Not looking at doing anything, but gaining knowledge and just noticed that tires are marked but wheel sets don't seem to be.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width
    It is possible to get the specifications for the rims, but it isn't as easy to find as on the tires.
     
  3. Retro Grouch

    Retro Grouch New Member

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    Wheels will safely accept a pretty wide range of tire widths.

    Bike frames will often limit how wide of a tire you can use because a larger tire will rub on the chainstays, seat tube or front derailleur.
     
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