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Originally Posted by CarloM View Post
That chart looks a little off to me. For example, Bontrager (Trek) released the Aeolus Pro 3V which is aimed at the "high volume road and gravel tire" market (not MTB) and it's a 25mm internal width. If that chart is accurate it says 44c-57c...but most gravel frames max out around 45c or 50c for 700c tires. I just chatted with Trek CSR (because seeing that chart made me nervous since I just bought the 3V) and their official tire size support for the 3V is 32c - 64c.
The chart is at least 12 years old, and represents older thinking on rim and tire recommendations. That people would someday run relatively skinny tires on really wide rims didn't occur to them, because the wide rims of the day tended to be much heavier.
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