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will narrow 26" mtb tires fit on 650c rims?(3 posts)

will narrow 26" mtb tires fit on 650c rims?Bobha8
Sep 6, 2003 6:50 PM
and vice versa.

thanx,
Bob
re: will narrow 26" mtb tires fit on 650c rims?russw19
Sep 6, 2003 7:07 PM
No. The rim's actual diameter is different. So the tires won't swap with each other.

You can get narrow tires for a mountain bike rim, but they are just going to be 26" x 1" or 1.5" but not a 650c tire.

Russ
Read the tireKerry Irons
Sep 7, 2003 5:32 PM
You will find a hyphenated designation like 23-622. This is the definitive size of the tire. The first number is the width, and the second number is the tire bead diameter. You can only swap tires that have the same tire bead diameter. You'll note that 650, 26 X 1&x/y and 26 X 1.x all have a different tire bead diameter. Sheldon Brown's web site explains this in detail.