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Biggest tire I can put on shimano wheel(4 posts)

Biggest tire I can put on shimano wheellancezneighbor
Sep 4, 2003 8:33 PM
What is the largest size tire I can mount on shimano wheels? The set I have are the WH-R540. If there is a limit to how wide of tires I can mount, does anybody have a suggestion for other whhels or rims that easily accept a very wide tire? Also... does anyone have any favorite touring or other wide tires? THANKS!
depends on frame spacing/clearance, not wheel nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 5, 2003 6:24 AM
Agree, it's the frame. I've run 700x41s on my SScory
Sep 5, 2003 8:21 AM
Can't remember what kind of rims it has--generic early '90s sorta narrow--but my singlespeed was built on an old Trek touring bike with a wide fork and stays, so there's lots of room. I run cyclocross tires on it most of the time, but I've also used 41mm road tires. No problems, no wobbles or instability.
My favorite all-around tires at the moment are Panaracer Paselas, which I run in 32 or 35 (actually measure about 25 and 30.5mm wide, respectively). They're light, roll well and last a long time. FYI, though, if you have a fairly newish conventional road frame and fork, 700x28 may be as big as you can go. Watch for clearance under the brake arches, too--if it's tight, stuff can jam under there.
Agree, it's the frame. I've run 700x41s on my SSlancezneighbor
Sep 5, 2003 10:23 PM
Thanks for the info, I should have added that I have lots of room brake and frame wise, cantilever brakes and almost mountain bike clearance on frame. I just wasn't sure about mounting the tire onto the rim. I'm gonna get me some big fatties :)