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    Stan's MK3 Flow rims and 2.8" tire?

    29 mm internal width wide enough to support a 2.8? It's listed as the maximum width on their website. Anybody have any experience with this combination?

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    It will work, but it's not optimal. It is about the same tire width / inner rim width ratio as a 2in tire on a 21mm inner width rim which seemed to work fine for a long time.

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    I'm running those wheels with Schwalbe Magic Mary/Nobby Nic 2.8 and haven't had any problem with them.

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    People used to run 3.0's on 19-21mm rims.

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    I ran that combo (27.5 2.8 DHF) last year and it was flawless. Lots of Strava trophies, so it worked fine (for me)
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    People used to run 3.0's on 19-21mm rims.

    Who?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telewacker View Post
    29 mm internal width
    Aren't they 26mm ID?

    Either way ld just do it, l dont think you will die

    Edit: sorry misread, you said Flow, either way my second sentence still stands
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Who?!
    Everyone who bought a nokian gazzodoli! That was basically the only option back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Everyone who bought a nokian gazzodoli! That was basically the only option back then.
    shiggy & RedHaze used to run 3" Gazzis BITD... don't know which rims they used but since this was 15-20 years ago, I can't imagine their rims were very wide. Not sure truly wide rims existed back then. Dunno how they optimized those tires -- I never swallowed the 3" Gazzi pill.
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    The nokians did suck, so there's that. Just saying they physically fit on those rims and people rode them. A way wider rim will also fit a smaller tire, so 2.8's on flows will work, technically.

    We more settled on tires about 2.3-2.4 on 30mm rims, in general. Some people consider 2.5's to be getting large for 30mm rims.

    While the 2.8s fit, I think you'd get more overall performance and speed with a smaller tire.

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    To do it you need pressure to keep the tire sidewall from folding when you have to make a quick line change in a corner, for example. Because of that higher pressure you don't get all the tread footprint you can get with a 40-50mm rim and lower pressure. On the wide rim the sidewall can crinkle down and put more tread on the trail surface. That can be a lot of traction difference at low to medium speeds. High speeds need pressure even on wider rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Everyone who bought a nokian gazzodoli! That was basically the only option back then.

    I ran my Gazza's (on snow) on Sun Ringle Doublewide's, Phat Albert's, Snowcats, and Remolino's. Used 'em for roughly 3 years.

    I think the narrowest of those was 44mm internal.

    The only other person I've ever seen running Gazza's was at Whistler, they were 24", and he had them on ~40mm rims.

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