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Road tyres on 29" MTB rims


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Hi hubbers

 

Had a thought the other day and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or something similar.

 

Has anyone tried putting road bike tires 700c of say 28 mm on a 29er rim ( 20mm inner rim width) to use as a "slick" for road use?

 

This way you could us the same bicycle for both on and off road riding.

 

Just wanted to see if it had been done and what the impression was.

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Hi hubbers

 

Had a thought the other day and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or something similar.

 

Has anyone tried putting road bike tires 700c of say 28 mm on a 29er rim ( 20mm inner rim width) to use as a "slick" for road use?

 

This way you could us the same bicycle for both on and off road riding.

 

Just wanted to see if it had been done and what the impression was.

 

Works fine, alot of Sunday cyclists use this set up for the Argus or 94.7,..

 

You get so much less rolling resistance with those tires pumped to 7 bar...

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Hi hubbers

 

Had a thought the other day and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or something similar.

 

Has anyone tried putting road bike tires 700c of say 28 mm on a 29er rim ( 20mm inner rim width) to use as a "slick" for road use?

 

This way you could us the same bicycle for both on and off road riding.

 

Just wanted to see if it had been done and what the impression was.

 

I've hadn't had issues mounting a road tyre with tube onto a "narrow" (19mm) MTB rim, but I've had issues with trying to mount it tubeless (700x28) (Schwalbe Pro 1) onto that MTB rim.

 

 

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Hi hubbers

 

Had a thought the other day and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or something similar.

 

Has anyone tried putting road bike tires 700c of say 28 mm on a 29er rim ( 20mm inner rim width) to use as a "slick" for road use?

 

This way you could us the same bicycle for both on and off road riding.

 

Just wanted to see if it had been done and what the impression was.

 

A  potential issue is maximum pressure. Some MTB rims cannot take the pressure needed for narrow tyres.

 

Having said that, I have run 30mm tubeless without problems.

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Hi hubbers

 

Had a thought the other day and wanted to see if anyone had tried it or something similar.

 

Has anyone tried putting road bike tires 700c of say 28 mm on a 29er rim ( 20mm inner rim width) to use as a "slick" for road use?

 

This way you could us the same bicycle for both on and off road riding.

 

Just wanted to see if it had been done and what the impression was.

 

did it last year for the argus. I have a set of slicks barely used if you want to try

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I've hadn't had issues mounting a road tyre with tube onto a "narrow" (19mm) MTB rim, but I've had issues with trying to mount it tubeless (700x28) (Schwalbe Pro 1) onto that MTB rim.

 

 

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Thanks for the feedback Eddie. Will have to keep it in mind and possible use tubes.
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