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    262.1 to 262.35 tire

    Can someone pls tell me if a 262.1 tire and a 262.35 tire have a big difference of wide or is it only 6mm difference according to my ruler? My current tire on my mtb is a 262.1 and I have about 10mm of clearance left between the width of my tire and my frame at the back. Can I fit a 262.35 tire on it wif 10mm clearance left?

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    2.1 and 2.35 numbers are not that accurate.
    What you have to look is on the manufacturer's web page the number in parenthesis after that number. It is something like (xx-559) where xx is the tire width in mm and 559 the rim diameter.
    For instance Maxxis High Roller 26x2.35 is 52-559 and High Roller II 26x2.30 is 58-559!!! So as you see the newer 2.3 is wider than the old one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    2.1 and 2.35 numbers are not that accurate.
    What you have to look is on the manufacturer's web page the number in parenthesis after that number. It is something like (xx-559) where xx is the tire width in mm and 559 the rim diameter.
    For instance Maxxis High Roller 26x2.35 is 52-559 and High Roller II 26x2.30 is 58-559!!! So as you see the newer 2.3 is wider than the old one!
    My current tire ETRTO number is 54-599 and the tire I wan to change is 60-599, so able to fit wif 10mm clearance?

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    If you do the math is 6mm more. It leaves a 2mm gap from each side. Pretty close to the edge...
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    I bet you'll be fine. However, test-fitting is king.
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    Ok I will buy one for testing thanks all!

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    I have a Trek Cobia and while a 2.35 barely fits, I cannot shift into the granny gear (one reason to go single in the front).
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