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Maximum Tire Width(6 posts)

Maximum Tire Widthjekakestrel
Aug 15, 2002 3:55 PM
What is the maximum tire width that can be run on a Mavic Open Pro rim? The website lists pressures ratings up to 700-28, but they don't state if that is the maximum width the rim can handle. I'm looking to run 30 or 32 for winter riding if possible.
Any thoughts or experiences are appreciated.

Go wideKerry
Aug 15, 2002 4:50 PM
While narrower rims aren't the absolute best match for super wide tires, you'll have no problem going to a 32 with an OP. My commuter rims are only a few mm wider than an OP, and I run 41s.
Coupla queries if i may...Ahimsa
Aug 15, 2002 4:57 PM
Do you already have the Open Pro wheels, or are you in the planning stage?

While the rim may handle the tire fine, will it clear the brakes?

Agree--issue's likely to be clearance, not the rim widthcory
Aug 15, 2002 7:52 PM
I've run tires from 23mm to 40mm on just about all my road rims, and usually ride with 35s. Never a problem with rim width, but with many new-school bikes, you're likely to have clearance problems under the brake arches or between the fork blades if you go past about 28 or 32.
Frame clearance won't be a problemjekakestrel
Aug 16, 2002 3:09 AM
No problem with clearance since this is a set up on a Litespeed Appalachian that I run mainly on the road. Sounds as though I can run whatever tire size I want, to a point. I was mainly concerned with the bead seating properly in the rim.

Thanks for the replies.

Frame clearance won't be a problempeter in NVA
Aug 16, 2002 1:38 PM
I ran a 32cc Ritchey Cyclocross tire on Mavic Open Pros for two seasons with pressures as low as 40psi with no problems at all. The rear did come apart while riding since it was so badly scoured by mud.