How wide of tires can I put on my mountain bike?

Can I put any width tire on my bike?

Bicycle wheels can handle a range of different widths, so it’s not absolutely necessary to replace your tires with one with the exact same width. In fact, there are often advantages to using a tire that is a little wider, as long as your bicycle has adequate clearance to handle the larger size.

What size tire can I fit on my bike rim?

Bikepacking/MTB/

Use Internal Width IDEAL TIRE RANGE*
Road-alloy 19-21 23-28mm
Road-carbon 17-23 25-28mm (or per manufacturers recommendation)
Gravel 21-26 28-50mm
Cross Country MTB + Bikepacking 26-32 1.9”-2.5” 48mm-63mm

Will a 2.5 tire fit my bike?

Typically, if your bike can fit a 2.4-2.5” tire with your current wheel size, you’re most likely in the clear. If not, then it probably won’t work without some uncomfortably close clearances at the chainstay and I wouldn’t recommend it.

How wide is a 26 MTB tire?

Most typical 26-inch tires have a width of about 1.75 inches up to 2.2 inches. There are some 26-inch tires available that have a smooth road tread and may be as narrow as 1 inch to 1.5 inches. For downhill mountain bikes, there are tires about 2.5 inches wide, and for snow bikes, even up to 4 inches wide!

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What happens if a tire is too wide for a wheel?

If you go too wide the tires can wear unevenly. Tires that are too wide for the wheels tend to bulge in the middle of the tread causing them to wear excessively in the middle. Going too wide can also cause clearance issues. The tires can end up rubbing on the fender wells and on suspension components causing damage.

Can you put different width tires on same rim?

Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size.

Can you put 1.75 tires on 1.5 rims?

The diameter 1.5″, 1.75″,1.95″ etcetera have tubes which will fall into the range, ie, tire = 26″ x 1.75″ so you can use a tube in the range of 1.5″ – 1.75″.