- Will switching to wider rims make my tyres less tall?
I like big tyres. My fork works perfectly well. My wheels are ok. But there’s a stupidly small gap between the top of the tread (XR4) and the underside of the fork bridge (Reba). Currently have ~17mm rims with actual 2.2″ tyres (ie big). Will switching to ~23mm rims (Stan’s Flows) make the tyre cross-section wider and squatter and thus increase the mud clearance from the miserable ~7mm I now have?Posted 7 years agochiefgrooveguruMember
Logically I’m thinking a rim of zero width will cause the tyre to form a tall elliptical or circular cross-section whilst a rim that’s as wide as the flattened carcass (~6″) will make the cross-section very low profile indeed. Any experimentation much appreciated!Posted 7 years ago
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