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  • 2.8" tyres on 30mm rim —- yeh or nay ?
  • Premier Icon pb2
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    I want to try a pair of 27.5 wheels on my Whyte S-150 however I am mildly obsessed by rotational weight and want to keep these as light as poss. I like American Classic kit but worry that the 30mm rims might be too narrow for true 2.8′ tyres.

    Anyone got any first or second hand experience/knowledge, thanks Paul

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Why 2.8″?

    Premier Icon davewalsh
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    I used them on my Solaris for a year without problems. Now running 35, can’t say I feel any difference.

    Premier Icon RestlessNative
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    30mm internal yeah / external hmmm nah

    Premier Icon davewalsh
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    ^ What he said ^

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    I’ve been running 2.4″ tyres on 19mm internal width rims for years, so I can’t see why 2.8″ on 30mm would be a problem (even if it was the external width, which I guess would make it about 26mm internal?)

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Don’t do it. You’ll die.

    (2.8″ Minions on 30mm internal Halo Vapour Plus rims)

    Premier Icon shakers97
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    2.4 with 19mm internal width with no probs at all

    Premier Icon pb2
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    Big thanks to one and all, new wheel set is my Christmas present from me to me 🙂

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    If you don’t have the wheels yet, I’d hold out for 35mm internal.

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