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    Question about tire width

    The bike I have came with 29x2.20 tires. I was wondering if 29x2.35 or other widths would work?

    I have the Trek Mamba and the wheels are;Formula DC20 LW alloy front hub; Formula DC22 LW alloy rear hub w/Bontrager AT-850 32-hole double-walled rims

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    Usually the limiting factor is in the rear. How much clearance do you have between the chainstays and seatstays? Check your fork too, but forks are usually fine.
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    A 2.25 Nobby Nic Perf. or Racing Ralph Perf. would go on the rear and give you good traction, the RaRa would be faster. The Nobby Nic would add a little more cushion at the back. The Nobby Nic makes a great front tire for hardpack and loose over hard with less washout in curves for me than a Ra Ra. A wider tire would fit on the front.

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    Its not a matter of "will a 29x2.35 tire fit?", its a matter of "will a 29x2.35 Hans Dampf fit?". All tires are different and the measurements are not identical even though they may be marketed as such. I gave the HD as an example because it has been reported to be closer to a 2.5 than a 2.35. And Continental tires are generally smaller than the listed size.

    Quick answer, most likely. But, not 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboy23 View Post

    Quick answer, most likely. But, not 100%.

    There isn't a hell of a lot of room between the chainstays on those frames, so 2.5 would be pushing it, 2.35 is going to be close, and 2.2 is a pretty much a sure things.

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