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    is 24mm rim enough to fit a 262.35 tire?

    Hi! I'm a beginner in mtb n i would like to know if a 24mm rim is enough to fit a 262.35? My current bike is a trail bike n wif stock 262.1 tire and 24mm rim on it, I was thinking of going wider for tires for a better look on my bike but I see forums saying that if u go wider for ur tires u need a wider rim or it will damage both the rim n the tire. So is it safe for me to change to 262.35? All comments welcome, thanks!*

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    Yes, even if that's the external, not the internal width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Yes, even if that's the external, not the internal width.
    So ur "yes" means I can fit a 262.35 tire to my 24mm rim?

    P.S: I gt what u mean nw thanks! Was blank in my mind just nw and asked a stupid question sry.

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    My XT wheelset is 24mm wide and I run Nobby Nic Evo UST 2.35 tires. No issues.

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    But I heard that your tire will be 2.2times of ur rim where 24mm rim will have a 52.8mm tire (262.1) so if for 262.35 tire will sum up to a 27mm rim. Is that true? Or u can play around wif the size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    My XT wheelset is 24mm wide and I run Nobby Nic Evo UST 2.35 tires. No issues.
    Thanks! But will you need to run a lower or higher psi? Or just the same?

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    I normally run them around 28-31psi. Tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    I normally run them around 28-31psi. Tubeless.
    I run with a inner tube, same psi?

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    Usually with a tube, you will run a higher PSI to prevent pinch flats. Some people can run 30psi though. Depends on terrain and rider weight, etc.

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    Thank you all!

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    I run 2.35 nevegals on my rear and a stick E 2.5 nev on the front . I am using mavic cross ride disc wheels. mavic says only up to 2.3. Nev's are are true to size btw I find I need to have a bit more air to keep them from feeling squirmy on rooty sections but have no problems even the 2.5 on the front which is massive. It actually measures to 27.25 almost 650b size....!

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