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Hello,

I wanted to buy some MotoRaptors from Pricepoint and was curious if the 26x2.24 were too wide for my back rim, the stock WTB DX23. Does the "23" refer to interior width? If so, according to Sheldon Brown's site the widest tire I should have on it is 50 mm (little under 2 inches) even though this is narrower than the tires that came with the bike, 2.1 inches. But according to Schwalbe's website a tire up to 62 mm (2.44 inches) would work. What do you think the max tire width would be for this model of rim? My front rim is a replacement FX28, which I assume would work fine. The Motoraptors also come in 2.14 inch widths, but I wanted to be sure of my options.

Thanks very much,
Alex
 

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I dont think you'll have any issues
SB has this at the bottom of their charts

Note: This chart may err a bit on the side of caution. Many cyclists exceed the recommended widths with no problem.
 

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Thanks! Would it be a good idea to try a slightly wider tire in front than in the rear? Seen some tire reviewers on here mention that they have had good results with that setup.

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Alex
 

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A bigger tire in front isn't a bad idea as a sliding front tire when corning is very bad, while a sliding rear tire is less of a problem when cornering while offering lowered rolling resistance. What are you putting them on? I'd make sure you have enough tire clearance in the rear. Buying fancy new tires that rub the chainstay is a bummer.
 

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I run the same tire front and back and absolutely love them, I have the WTB Mutano Raptor Race tires. Wicked fast on hard surfaces and really good on anything but mud or polished smooth wet roots.
 
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