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    Min. tire size for Salsa Delgado's?

    Hey guys, just wondering what the min. width for a tire that could/you would, run on a Pair of Delgados? I saw they were 22.5mm wide according to their site, so I'm thinking (hoping since I already have a pair in this size) that 700x26 would work. Anyone with experience in this area?
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    Ive run some 25c Conti Gatorskins on delgados before no problem.

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    If you can run sub-20mm tires on a 20mm rim...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEBERTIME
    Hey guys, just wondering what the min. width for a tire that could/you would, run on a Pair of Delgados? I saw they were 22.5mm wide according to their site, so I'm thinking (hoping since I already have a pair in this size) that 700x26 would work. Anyone with experience in this area?
    Yeah, the general rule of thumb is that the tires should be at least as wide as the rims.
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    smallest tire I have run is

    Hi, for an MS150 ride I ran 20mm tires on the delgado rim. Going for that ultra low profile 1987 porsche 930 turbo 315/35-15 look.

    On the otherhand right now that same delgado has a schwalbe big apple 700x 60c tire.


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    I've often run 23c tires on 22-23mm rims. Since some tires (Conti, Panaracer, etc.) run narrow, you could decide to stick with at least 25c to be on the safe side.

    One side benefit (if you have rim brakes) of running a tire not much wider than your rim is that you don't need to open the brakes to get the wheel on and off. Nice if you use a fork-mount bike carrier.
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    Thanks Guys!

    gracias!
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