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    26 tire question.

    Hello, i have trek 4300 26". Currently the tires i have on there is 26x1.95, am i able to put on wider tires such as maxxis 26x2.35? Thanks
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    26 tire question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz View Post
    Hello, i have trek 4300 26". Currently the tires i have on there is 26x1.95, am i able to put on wider tires such as maxxis 26x2.35? Thanks
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    look on your wheel.

    the recommended sizes might be there.

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    Re: 26 tire question.

    The actual wheel size is 1.5 and I've had 26x1.5 street tires on them. The wheel does not say recommend size of tire :-(


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    Really, it depends on whether the tire fits in the frame or not. My opinion at least. a wider rim will give the tire more stability on the rim but you should be fine running a 2.35" tire on a 1.5" rim.

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    Re: 26 tire question.

    Ok, thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielrg_usa View Post
    Really, it depends on whether the tire fits in the frame or not. My opinion at least. a wider rim will give the tire more stability on the rim but you should be fine running a 2.35" tire on a 1.5" rim.
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    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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