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Old 12-05-19, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
The trend is wider for wider rims, but people have been putting 33mm + tires on road rims forever. I have been racing this season two sets of road clinchers: Mavic Ksyrium SSC and Shimano R-500. These are both under 20mm internal width. I even set up the Shimanos as tubeless with a WTB 37mm Riddler tire and they've worked flawlessly.
I tired to put a 32mm CX tire on an older rim this year, and it just seemed too "tight" trying to squeeze the tube and the tire beads into the rim. Is that just perhaps because it was older (90's) and the internal rim was likely narrower? Would I be able to put the same 32mm tire on this wheelset, for example?
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