Author Topic: Rim Width for touring tires  (Read 5762 times)

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Offline kidflash

Rim Width for touring tires
« on: June 20, 2007, 02:56:32 am »
 I currently have 32 spoke Ultegra rims on my road bike which was custom built for me as a possible tourer. I have been using 700X25 tires because of our road conditions here.
 I hope to be using this bike for an extended road tour in a couple years so would like to use 700X32 tires.
 Would these rims be wide enough for that size or tire?
 What would be a better choice if not?
 I tried a pair of rims from a well known mail order with  the 700X32's and had the front tire blow out 3 times from coming off the rim. Their technical department admitted they weren't the best rims, but had nothing better to offer.   KF


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Rim Width for touring tires
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 09:14:28 am »
Hi KF,

Follow the Tire Sizing link at for an excellent discussion of all aspects of tire-rim fit, including width.