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Originally Posted by dpicare26 View Post
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?
I'm sure it would be fine. I will note that if you're trying to mount tubeless ready tires, they tend to be a lot stiffer at the bead and can be tougher to mount. Warming the tire and lubing the rim with some soapy water can help.
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