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    Rim 622-18 + tire 58-622?

    Hi there, I have a MTB with rims 622-18 and I wanted to instal tires of 58-622, is this possible?

    I have currently tires of 29 x 2.1 ( 52-622) and I would like to use 29x 2.3.


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    Though it is possible, it's less than optimal. The tire cross section will be bulb-like with poor lateral support due to the narrow rim, the installed width will be less because the beads are squeezed together and the tread pattern will be affected. By today's standards, even 2.1 on an 18mm inner width rim is pushing it. With a wide tire on a narrow rim, you'll have to run higher pressures than on an appropriate width rim to prevent it from rolling from side to side and from getting pinch flats. So, though you can do it, the results might not be everything you're looking for.

    What do you hope to get by going to 2.3" tires?
    What, me worry?

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    thanks for your answer. It helps me a lot.

    I just fall in love with the look, then I realized that my actual Maxxis Aspen 29 x 2.1 ( 52-622) could be in the limit and a new tire at 58-622 wouldn't work is when I wanted to hear from someone with experience about it.

    Thanks again, I really appreciate your fast and good explanation.

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