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Written by shiggy   
Friday, 03 July 2009 09:41

Around 2000 I made the first comparisons on the effect of rim width on tire size. The charts below are for two sessions a couple of years apart. The same rims were used for both. The 26mm rim is still used as my "control" rim for measuring all 26" tires for the spec charts.

 

Panaracer Fire Mud Pro 1.8
Rim width / pressure
Casing Width
mm / in.
Tread Width
mm / in.
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index

22mm rim @ 40 psi (13.3)

41.2 / 1.62

41.9 / 1.65

38.7

15.9

26mm rim @ 40 psi (15)

42.4 / 1.67

42.0 / 1.65

38.7

16.4

32mm rim @ 40 psi (17.1)

43.9 / 1.73

42.1 / 1.66

37.3

16.4

 

Maxxis Swampthing 60a 2.1
Rim width / pressure
Casing Width
mm / in.
Tread Width
mm / in.
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index

22mm rim @ 40 psi (13.3)

47.9 /1.89

50.7 / 2.00

43.1

20.7

26mm rim @ 40 psi (15)

48.4 / 1.91

51.6 / 2.03

42.9

20.8

32mm rim @ 40 psi (17.1)

51.0 / 2.01

53.8 / 2.12

42.5

21.7

WTB TyrannoRaptor 52/54
Rim width / pressure
Casing Width
mm / in.
Tread Width
mm / in.
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index

22mm rim @ 40 psi (13.3)

52.2 / 2.05

54.7 / 2.15

47.9

25.0

26mm rim @ 40 psi (15)

53.9 / 2.12

55.5 / 2.18

49.5

26.7

32mm rim @ 40 psi (17.1)

54.2 / 2.13

55.7 / 2.19

48.1

26.1

Nokian Gazzaloddi Jr 2.6
Rim width / pressure
Casing Width
mm / in.
Tread Width
mm / in.
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index

22mm rim @ 40 psi (13.3)

56.7 / 2.23

63.0 / 2.48

54.7

31.0

26mm rim @ 40 psi (15)

57.0 / 2.24
62.6 / 2.46
54.8
31.2

32mm rim @ 40 psi (17.1)

59.9 / 2.36

63.4 / 2.50

55.3

33.1

All tires inflated to 40psi

Panaracer SpeedBlaster Lite 1.75
Rim width

Tread

Width
mm

Casing
Width
mm
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index
Axle to Tread widest point mmAxle to Tread tallest point mm

22mm

42.9

39.0

35.5

13.9

314324

26mm

43.1

41.1

36.7

15.1

314325
28mm43.941.837.015.5314324

32mm

43.3

42.3

35.2

14.9

315324

Specialized Adrenaline Pro 2.00
Rim width
Tread
Width
mm
Casing
Width
mm
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index
Axle to Tread widest point mmAxle to Tread tallest point mm

22mm

52.8

50.3

48.8

24.6324340

26mm

52.9

51.0

49.5

25.3326339
28mm53.051.449.425.4325339

32mm

52.9

52.1

48.3

25.2326341

Schwalbe Big Betty 2.40
Rim width
Tread
Width
mm
Casing
Width
mm
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index
Axle to Tread widest point mmAxle to Tread tallest point mm

22mm

61.3

56.0

52.6

29.5327343

26mm

61.357.153.430.5327344
28mm

61.8

58.2

53.9

31.4327343

32mm

61.6

59.0

52.5

31.0329344

Intense DH 60 EX 2.50
Rim width
Tread
Width
mm
Casing
Width
mm
Casing
Height
mm
Volume
Index
Axle to Tread widest point mmAxle to Tread tallest point mm

22mm

64.9

55.3

52.8

29.2324343

26mm

65.257.253.930.8326344
28mm
65.6
57.8
54.5
31.5327342

32mm

65.3

58.4

53.4

31.2329346

 

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