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    30 or 35 mm IW for 2.35-2.6" tires?

    Hi all,

    Looking into potentially getting the Enve M630 or M635 rims, alternatively the Ibis 935 (29 mm iw) or 942 (35 mm iw). My plan is to run Schwalbe 2.35 Magic Mary front and maybe a Hans Dampf or Nobby Nic 2.35 rear. Schwalbes do run pretty large, in my experience comparable to Maxxis 2.5 WTs. Down the road I might try some 2.6 tires, but the idea is to have the 2.35 as the go-to setup.

    Given this, would you opt for a 29-30 mm internal width, or 35mm?

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    29mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    29mm
    I'm on 29mm. ibis 935 carbon. Had the 942 35mm and like the 29mm better.
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    We have i36mm and i35mm rims. 2.5/2.6in is the smallest would go. We normally run 2.6 to 3.0. we knew that we would not run anything smaller than 2.6. Remember, tires normally measure smaller than the actual size. Depending on the tire, 2.5in already starts to get squared off.

    I ran 2.5wt Maxxis on my old bike with i29mm-ish Stan's rims. They fit great and performed well. The tire may have been slightly rounded, but I did notice. Iran the same tire on my wider rims and I absolutely hated it. I think the bike originally came with 2.2 or 2.3in tires.

    My two cents is stay around i30mm.

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    I’m running i30.5mm rims with 2.6” tires, they’re great. I also wouldn’t hesitate to run i35mm rims with this size tire.

    If I were running tires narrower than 2.5”, personally I’d certainly stick with rims in the i30mm range.
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    2.3 Minions on id 27mm WAO Insider rims. Good profile, no complaints (except my MaxTerra DHR2 is a little draggy, but that's the tire, not the rim).

    I had a set of 2.3 E*13s on E*13 id 31mm carbon rims. In my view, a little flat. A little low profile. And a little square. In my view, the E*13s may have worked better on the id 27mm rims.

    I'm going with a 2.5 Maxterra DHR2/2.5 DC Aggressor combo on id 30mm WAO Agent rims for a new build. The profile looks bang on, although I am still waiting for the temps to rise above minus 25 C before I give them a shot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    2.3 Minions on id 27mm WAO Insider rims. Good profile, no complaints (except my MaxTerra DHR2 is a little draggy, but that's the tire, not the rim).

    I had a set of 2.3 E*13s on E*13 id 31mm carbon rims. In my view, a little flat. A little low profile. And a little square. In my view, the E*13s may have worked better on the id 27mm rims.

    I'm going with a 2.5 Maxterra DHR2/2.5 DC Aggressor combo on id 30mm WAO Agent rims for a new build. The profile looks bang on, although I am still waiting for the temps to rise above minus 25 C before I give them a shot...
    Stop shouting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    2.3 Minions on id 27mm WAO Insider rims. Good profile, no complaints (except my MaxTerra DHR2 is a little draggy, but that's the tire, not the rim).

    I had a set of 2.3 E*13s on E*13 id 31mm carbon rims. In my view, a little flat. A little low profile. And a little square. In my view, the E*13s may have worked better on the id 27mm rims.

    I'm going with a 2.5 Maxterra DHR2/2.5 DC Aggressor combo on id 30mm WAO Agent rims for a new build. The profile looks bang on, although I am still waiting for the temps to rise above minus 25 C before I give them a shot...
    Calmly cracked the code

    2.3 27mm Good
    2.3 31mm Square
    2.5 30mm Profile looks bang on



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    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    Stop shouting.
    Damn. Sorry about that. It was done with nothing but the best intentions. I thought it provided an easier summary at a glance.

    Apologies again.

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