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Rim width - what tire size to fit?

Dear Pedalroomers,

I have a question regarding finding the best tire width for my new wheelset.

I got my hands on some 2014 Reynolds Attack rims. The rim width internal is 17mm, the outer width is 25 mm. Now is my question what kind of tire size to use? I got a 23 mm on my old set. Could i transfer those? Because the outer rim width is >23mm. Or should is get 25mm tires or even 28? What is the difference in a 25mm and 28mm concerning riding comfort? I am not sure my frame lets me fit a 28mm but still curious on what is the difference. Oh yeah and not forgot to mention: i am riding a road bike. Do atleast 120Km a week. Mostly on flat areas because i live in holland. Just some side info.

What would be recommended and why?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

August 1, 2018 10:28 AM
From: Netherlands
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It's the inner width you want to focus on. 23's will be fine, but 17mm seems narrow and I feel like i've heard people not recommend going above 28's or 32's
August 1, 2018 02:53 PM
From: Bizzzerkeley, CA
505 posts
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August 4, 2018 01:27 PM
From: New York City
43 posts
9 bikes
I suggest you to go for 25c, most of the the track bikes won't fit 28c
August 5, 2018 10:47 PM
From: Italy
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