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Rim/Tyre Question

The HogesterThe Hogester Posts: 101
edited July 2009 in MTB beginners
I've noticed that you can get various widths of tyre, but does the same go for rims/wheels? Or is it a set size of wheel/rim and the different widths of tyres all fit on?

Sorry if this sounds stupid, but it was bugging me :D


  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    No, you can get different sized rims, generally the wider the rim the stronger the rim, the heavier the rim.

    XC rims eg Mavic 717`s are generally suitable for tyres up to 2.1, The next size up is the 719`s which are stronger, wider and will fit bigger tyres.
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    For general purposes however you can fit the common mtb tyre sizes on most typical mtb rims. There are always exceptions of course.
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • owenlarsowenlars Posts: 719
    This link will show which tyres fit which frame, rime etc
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