I got a 26 x 1.75 front wheel. Tire and tube 26 x 1.75. Upon further inspection, (I got confused) The existing rear wheel and tire is 26 x 1.95. Will the front wheel size be okay to use?

  • should be fine - will be a little faster with a thinner smoother tyre than a larger one. Spare tubes should cover both sizes without major issues.
    – Criggie
    Apr 28 '17 at 0:46
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    Possible duplicate of Can I fit slightly different tyre sizes
    – Criggie
    Apr 28 '17 at 0:46
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    @Criggie - this is slightly different. 2 different sizes on one bike, rather than replacing one tire size with another similar tire size for both wheels.
    – Batman
    Apr 28 '17 at 3:27
  • @Batman I'm sure we've got a question on this too. I might have answered/commented because I'm running different sizes (currently 32mm front 28 rear, was the other way round)
    – Chris H
    Apr 28 '17 at 6:33
  • bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9308/… and questions linked from it
    – Chris H
    Apr 28 '17 at 8:19

Provided the wheel fits into the bike and you can use the brakes, it'll be fine to use.

People run different tire sizes on occasion, and in some cases even different wheel sizes (e.g. 69ers and 96ers which have a 26" and 29" wheel).

In some applications, its even desirable to put a bigger tire in the back since it carries more weight than the front. This can give some more comfort, e.g. for touring.

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    me and a friend made a full suspension 46er once just for the hell of it, 24" frame with a 26" front fork and wheel. Definitely interesting... lol rode oddly better than one would expect
    – Nate W
    Apr 27 '17 at 22:54

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