Up in rim size

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njg02
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Up in rim size

Postby njg02 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Thinking of going 700c from 26". What would be a good size comfortable tyre? Current 26" tyres are 32 (AT) 100psi and the roads at Rocky rattle my teeth.
Bike is a TW Bent.
Thanks Neil

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Re: Up in rim size

Postby OldBloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:25 pm

I run a 26 x 2.0 tyre on the rear of my trike with about 35psi. Much more comfortable than the original 1.5" at 80psi.

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Re: Up in rim size

Postby njg02 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks OB

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Re: Up in rim size

Postby skyblot » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:29 pm

I'd be tempted to try lower pressure in your current tyre, or a different larger tyre as OB suggests.

Upping to 700c rims could give issues with brake alignment (or do you have discs?) and clearance with the frame - I'm not familiar with the TW bent but you could wind up with needing a smaller tyre to make it fit!

I used to run Continental 26" Sport Contacts 44mm at 40 - 50 psi. Worked for me.

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Re: Up in rim size

Postby OldBloke » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:04 pm


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Re: Up in rim size

Postby njg02 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:38 pm

Thanks guys. 700c will fit and I have discs. Interesting info in regards to wider tyres.
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