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Thread: Tire size?

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    Tire size?

    Well my freind just bought a used bike with slick tires and he is in need of a pair of knobbies. So he walked by my bike and said where did you get those tires and i said well if ya want them ill sell em to ya. (Upgrade my tires )

    Problem is his rims say 1.5-1.95 tires and my tires are 2.1. So will they work or am i out of luck?

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    Impossible to say without....

    knowing what bike your friend has, i.e. make, model, and year, would be very helpful. I haven't seen a rim with specific tire width recommendations on them (except for Mavic rims) in a lot of years. So the bike may be pretty old I'm guessing. Anyway, those recommendations are usually just that, recommendations. As long as the frame has clearance for the 2.1 tires your friend should be fine. After all, you're only talking a difference of + 1.5 tenths of an inch.

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    The bike is a raliegh mojave 4.0 and i beleive it is either an 07 or 08. It has disc brakes and i beleive that it will have clearence. Just making sure they would stay on the rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spec4life
    The bike is a raliegh mojave 4.0 and i beleive it is either an 07 or 08. It has disc brakes and i beleive that it will have clearence. Just making sure they would stay on the rim.
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    Yup....

    shouldn't be a problem. Go for it.

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    Thanks guys...That means a new set of tires for me.

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