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    alex DH19 and road tires?

    i've got a redline d440... comes with alex DH19 rims right now i'm running trekking/hybrid/cx tires on em (700x40)

    i'm planning on some longer rides (i use this bike primarly as a road/trainer bike) and am wanting to go to some "real" road tires...

    so my question is what size would be safe with these? the web page doesn't list a max PSI but they are touted as "cross/trekking" rims

    Tech Spec
    Pin joint 32 or 36 holes, silver, black
    700C, 580g, ERD 599.7mm, ETRTO 622X18mm


    any thoughts on this?
    thanks guys
    mark
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    For their Ax19 rims Mavic says the minimum is a 28mm. The Ax19 series is 1mm larger than the DH19s internally. I bet you could run a _true_ 25mm.

    At your weight I wouldn't go below a 28mm anyhow. I'd even think about a light 32mm. That's not a knock on your weight at all, if I'm even recalling it correctly. I'm a big guy as well at 205ish.

    Unasked for advice: on longer, non-race, rides comfort is paramount IMO. Go with some supple folding 32s.
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    no worries on my fatness ... but ya fat skinnies sounds better (ya ya i know makes no sence)... my big thought is something a bit lighter and faster rolling then the kenda kross tires for the 62mile tour de cure i'm riding in 2 months... thanks for the info in min tire size and stuff though
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    I have the DH19s on my touring bike with WTB All Terrainassaurus 700x35 tires and I would be nervous about putting a 28 on those rims. I purchased them as an inexpensive replacement set for the well-worn wheels that came with my touring bike. They were listed as a trekking touring (road) wheelset, but when I got them, they seemed far more 29er mtn, than 700c road. If you think about it, those rims are wider than a typical XC mtn rim.

    BTW, I absolutely love the All Terrainassaurus 700x35 tires on my touring bike. They run real nice on the road (not quite as nice as a true road tire, but pretty nice), allow me to go lower pressure for more comfort, and if I come across a little singletrack on my ride, I feel comfortable checking it out.
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