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29er tires? What wheel size?

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by Retrogee, May 18, 2012.

  1. Retrogee

    Retrogee

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    I'm digging this look! (onyx brand 29er cruiser sold at Walmart ) Can a 29 tire go on a 26" wheel? Can this look be gotten on an old cruiser? Not willing to pay $180 for a Walmart bike !
    Just wondering what would be involved! Thanks !
     
  2. charliechaindrive

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    I really don't think the 29 inch tires would fit on a 26 inch rim. And you *might* be able to squeeze 29 inch wheels and tires onto an old frame, but it would be by the skin of your teeth :lol:
     
  3. mrfritz

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    26" mtb/ballooner is ISO 559 dia.. 29er is 700c rim, ISO 622 dia.. Takes a wide range of tires from roadie to the aforementioned 29". :|
     
  5. Retrogee

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    I saw an ad somewhere that Walmart was selling a men's 26" with a really thick tire...can't find it now, of course!
     
  6. socal_jack

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    True, the 29er rim is a 700c, but the width is considerably wider than a roadie/cyclocross version. I wouldn't use a rim with an internal width less than 22mm for proper fit of a 2+" mtb tire and something in the 25-35mm range is more appropriate.

     
  7. Retrogee

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    Saw one today! The tire is a 29x2.0, and the wheel is 700x54c. Too bad the bike is $179!
     
  8. kingfish254

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    Keep your eye open to CL.
    I got one of these Onyx's for basically free last year.
     

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