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    New question here. Widest rim inner diameter for Vertex RSL?

    Hi, any idea if a 25mm or 30mm inner width rim will have enough clearance with the Rocky Vertex RSL carbon frames? Eg with a 2.2" rear tire?
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    30mm wide rims are most likely going to be a bit too wide for most 2.2" XC tires, here's a really good article that covers the matching of rim/tire widths.

    There's enough info that you can measure the clearance to the sides of the tires and determine how much room you have left to widen the rims. The overall estimate is that 1mm wider rims will widen the tire by 0.4mm.

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    Wow B I G thanks!

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    AsiKati, It's been a few months and you may or may not have your answer; but I'm running 30mm inner width rims with 2.25 Racing Ralphs on my Vertex RSL. It clears just fine. A 2.4 Conti X-King is too big, though.

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    Racing Ralph 2.25" + 25mm inner width rims and still plenty of space.

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