can I use 26 X 1.75 for front and 26 X 2.0 for rear? the tube size is the same.

Bike : Rockrider 5.0 Terrain : mostly Road, occasionally off-road.

  • This is not a complete question. Please provide a lot more detail: what bike? what rims? on what terrain do you ride? why do you want different tires?
    – Vorac
    Oct 10 '14 at 7:23
  • Its Rockrider 5.0 , I ride mostly on road, occasional off road. I am not able to get tires of size 26 X 2.0 in my country. Its not available anywhere. Oct 10 '14 at 7:28
  • As long as it fits the rim and fits in the frame I don't think there will be problems
    – rg255
    Oct 10 '14 at 7:39
  • The larger tyre in the rear could allow you to ride through terrain with a lower pressure meaning more traction. There might be a benefit.
    – Carel
    Oct 10 '14 at 7:42
  • You can have a look here (at the green and red table) if your front rim is compatible with such a tire. It almost certainly is.
    – Vorac
    Oct 10 '14 at 7:49

Yeap- no reason not to. I do the same on my mountain bike, I prefer the width of the wider rear to enable stability/grip whilst the front is just wide enough to steer in the direction. Most inner tubes will work over quite a range of tyre sizes & the same for rims. Make sure you check the specification of both if you are concerned.

  • agreed, seems like a good choice to me
    – PeteH
    Oct 10 '14 at 9:23
  • FWIW, I much prefer bigger on the front and narrower in back, but where I ride is generally hard pack and there isn't much advantage to having a wider rear tire. Oct 11 '14 at 1:50

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