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Hi! I have a Vitus Sentier and love the cushioning and traction of the 2,6" Magic mary/Nobby nic compared to my previous bike with thinner tires.

My Vitus has 29mm id rims and my question is, can i put the same 2,8" tires on the rims without any problems? The bike will take the tires without problems.

Appreciate any help!
 

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Ok, thanks! What problems can I see? Will the tire roll of the rim? My main goal is, cushioning and traction so will ride whith low pressure. I ride with 1bar/1,2bar in my 2,6 tires and dont wanna go higher.
 

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Ok, thanks! What problems can I see? Will the tire roll of the rim? My main goal is, cushioning and traction so will ride whith low pressure. I ride with 1bar/1,2bar in my 2,6 tires and dont wanna go higher.
It may not be that bad. I run 2.6" tires on a 32 inch inner width rim. 29mm is very versatile for tire sizes. It possible that the tire may fold on cornering but your rim should be wide enough to handle a 2.8" tire without that being a major problem. You can install Cushcore which will support your tire and protect your rims! Cushcore is a little bit overkill but I rode with it anyways.
 

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1 bar is 14.5psi. front. Not a problem at normal speeds for a 2.8" tire. If you had a 45-50mm rim wheel you could likely go down to 0,75 bar/11psi. Maybe a little lower on the front. And you'd get better performance and traction.
 
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