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    Maxxis Ikon 29x2.35 - How wide can you go with the rim before the sidewalls are expos

    I'm looking at building up some new wheels and am wondering how wide I can go with the rims before the sidewalls are exposed with Ikon 29x2.35.

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    I had no issues with 30mm internal. Not sure about larger rims though.

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    I have them on Flow MK3's, which are i29mm. Fit great and measure 2.375


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    I have 2.4 ardents on WTB I29. About the perfect combo for a wide rim. I could see going up to 32, but not much more.
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    I have mine mounted on the rear of my Ripley with Ibis 942 wheels, internal width is 35mm...no issues or complaints. They run pretty big for a 2.35.

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    You didn't say what sort of bike you were looking to run them on or for what type of riding. I mounted mine on a Dually45 (i39) and used to run it on the rear of my rigid, but all that support to the sidewalls made it actually much harsher, but with suspension, uber grip If I was building specifically for that tyre, I'd probably go i30-i32, depending on the terrain you plan to ride and type of bike.

    This is what the 2.35" Ikon looked like on the Dually45.

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    Thanks guys - especially to lynx for the photos.

    The kind of riding I do is mostly bikepacking and my go to tyre is the 2.35 Ikon but I have some 2.6 Nobby Nics which I use from time to time though normally the aggressive tread is overkill.

    The rims I'm currently using are only 23mm internal which is a bit harrow for the NN's, hence the interest in going wider.

    As for why I'm so interested in how far you can go with the rim width before the sidewalls are exposed. Its not something I've been particularly concerned with in the past but recently i did a trip with a friend using the 2.2 Ikons for which the sidewalls came out wider than the tread and he ripped them in no time. Which is a headache. To put it mildly. As I'm sure you're aware.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watts888 View Post
    I have 2.4 ardents on WTB I29. About the perfect combo for a wide rim. I could see going up to 32, but not much more.
    I'm also running a 2.4 Ardent on WTB i29s. Seems like a really good setup.

    I was running a 2.35 Ikon front and a 2.2 Ikon rear on i29s with zero issues.

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