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 Post subject: Tire width
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:36 pm 
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Been looking at the tires some of you recommend to me. Can you explain about width please, my wheels are 27.5 x 2.2 as are my tires. How much can you deviate from the wheel width? Confused.


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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:32 pm 
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Your wheels arent 2.2. thats tyre width.

inner width of the wheels can be measured with a vernier (or looked up online) what wheels are they?

I have run all sorts of tyres for all sorts of conditions, depending of what you're after effect the overall decision.

What frame it is also bears thinking about, have you got much clearance with your 2.2 tyres now? What make are they because different manufactures come up different.

For example i use a 2.35 upfront which comes up big, then i have a 2.4 on the rear which comes up smaller, (different makes WTB front, Schwable rear) i run 27.5" Halo Vapour 35's which are 35mm wide, 32mm internal width.

When i was racing XC i would use a 28mm rim and 1.8-2.2" tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:20 pm 
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The wheels are the ones that come with the bike, whyte xc 27.5 x 2.2, so assumed that was the width. tires are maxis ikon they are 2.2. Wouldn't say clearance was massive


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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:18 am 
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A little off topic....vw surfbum how are you getting on with your halo wheels??what hub did you go for??


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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:05 pm 
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WinstonSmith wrote:
The wheels are the ones that come with the bike, whyte xc 27.5 x 2.2, so assumed that was the width. tires are maxis ikon they are 2.2. Wouldn't say clearance was massive

Then I wouldn't go more than a 2.3 on the rear but front you could still go up to a 2.4. ikons are OK in the dry and usually quite hard but roll OK.
Come winter you'll want something with wide nobbles and softer rubber.

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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:10 pm 
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A little off topic....vw surfbum how are you getting on with your halo wheels??what hub did you go for??

They surprised me to be honest, I got them as a stop gap until I bought a new set of light-bicycle carbon ones. I haven't wanted the carbon ones as they work out lighter than expected and the super halo hubs roll better than any other hubs I've had and I really rate the Novatech ones I've got on my 29er.

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 Post subject: Tire width
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:00 pm 
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+1 on the halo vapour35 also. Replaced my broken WTB ones and these halo ones are good


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 Post subject: Re: Tire width
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:44 pm 
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VW-surfbum wrote:
Stortfordnsrider wrote:
A little off topic....vw surfbum how are you getting on with your halo wheels??what hub did you go for??

They surprised me to be honest, I got them as a stop gap until I bought a new set of light-bicycle carbon ones. I haven't wanted the carbon ones as they work out lighter than expected and the super halo hubs roll better than any other hubs I've had and I really rate the Novatech ones I've got on my 29er.

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Cool thanks for the info!I'm looking for a new set of wheels for my snabb and these looked pretty good and a pretty good price aswell.i think if PCJ can get away with riding them then I could haha


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