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What's the narrowest tire I could run on a Rhyno-Lite rim ?

Old 06-16-19, 08:44 AM
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What's the narrowest tire I could run on a Rhyno-Lite rim ?

I'm thinking about another set of Rhyno-Lite/XT wheels (29ers this time) , but this bike is more of a urban/road/metro unit, not an aggressive off-roader that'll see a lot of pounding or get a lot of lateral force applied.
The inside diameter of the Rhyno-Lites is 22mm, the outside is 27.5 (or so I've read). The current factory rims are a little narrower than the Rhynos, and have some 42mm tires on them, and I'm thinking I should try to stay close to that.
But, I don't mind going a couple mm's either way, if i can get away with it .
I'm currently shopping tire deals, and a lot of the better deals are for tires a little narrower than 42, so I'm just wondering what's the narrowest I could probably safely go ? Would 35mm be pushing it?
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Old 06-16-19, 09:00 AM
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I would be willing to go as small as 32mm without worry.
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Old 06-16-19, 09:03 AM
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No narrower than the outside width of the rim , at that point side wall is D profiled ..
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Here is a chart with some guidelines; as noted on the page the limits are not hard ones. I run 47mm tires on 19mm rims with no issues.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width
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Thanks guys, some options I've been looking at are in the 35-38mm range, so it looks like I'd be ok with those. (my biggest problem now is finding road-friendly tires, in the sizes I need, that don;t cost an arm and a leg. Some sizes, deals are often easy to find, but in a 700/29" x 40+, most of what I like is sold out, or expensive as hell! )

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700x38C Paselas are pretty inexpensive. Shouldn't need anything wider for urban/road/metro.
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