WHAT TIRE SIZES WORK WITH 18- & 19-WIDTH RIMS?
June 19, 2006
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I own a hybrid bike with Alex
DH19 rims. My tires are 700x32C. I would like to find the
minimum width of tire that can be used with these rims.
I cannot find that information (even on Alex rims Web site!).
Is there a way, knowing the exact
dimensions (internal, external) of a rim to compute
the compatible tire width? Thank you.
August 5, 2006
I want to know if I am an idiot
or not. I just ordered Vuelta XRP 700c wheels and TR8508-8510
Michelin Pro2 Race Tires. The wheels are 700c x 18 mm and
the tires are 700 x 23. I don't know what I was thinking,
but is there any way they are going to fit? Thanks.
A tire with a width of 32 millimeters,
such as the ones on Michel's bike, should work with rims
having interior width of 15, 17, or 19 millimeters. So Michel's
Alex rims should work.
John, Ive bad news for you:
To fit those 23 mm tires you need a rim with interior width
of no more than 15 mm. Your current rims will probably fit
a tire no narrower than 25 mm wide. (Check that rim width
again; I suspect you actually have rims 17 or 19 mm wide.)
See also my comments on tire
I dont know of any way to
calculate tire width from the rim width. A chart, tho, would
work well. If I ever make one, Ill let you know.