Author Topic: Matching tire width to rim size.  (Read 2631 times)

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Offline Sxphn

Matching tire width to rim size.
« on: September 24, 2004, 04:10:16 pm »
How can I know the largest width tire my rims will safely accept for touring with a load?  My recumbent bike came to me with a 28 mm tire on the rear wheel and at the builder's website it list the rear wheel as 28mm.  It seems I read somewhere that you could only safely move up or down one tire size which suggests a 32 mm is as large as I could go.  However, I no longer remember my source so I am relunctant to trust what I think I read.  Can anyone advise?


Offline OmahaNeb

Matching tire width to rim size.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2004, 05:02:38 pm »
Sheldon Brown's web sit has great information for how wide a tire will fit on a rim.  Use this link and at the bottom of the page is a chart.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html




Offline Sxphn

Matching tire width to rim size.
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2004, 04:36:31 pm »
OmahaNeb:  Thanks for your reply.  I found the exact information I was looking for at the link you supplied.  Now all I need to do is to remove my tire and measure the inside of my rim.  I am glad I asked my question in the right place.  Thanks.