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Road rims on a MTB frame?

patto583patto583 Posts: 27
edited January 2011 in MTB general
I'm just wondering if I can fit road rims (as in 700C) to my 2010 rockhopper?

I am under the impression that they are slightly bigger in diameter, but is this offset by the depth of the tyre?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    yes they can but you will need to get suitable hubs.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Cheers for the quick reply,

    Is it just the number of spokes that is the suitability or is it something more in depth?

    I thought I would be able to string road rims to MTB hubs???
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    the hubs are different widths at the rear.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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