I have a Hybrid bike that has 26 x 1.95 tyres fitted, they are knobbly's and I want to change them for road tyres, I have seen a make that I like but it is a 26 x 1.5 Will i be able to fit them to my bike. Thank You

  • With only a few exceptions, any 26" tire whose width is expressed in a decimal fraction (ie, with a "decimal point" rather than a "slash") will fit a wheel whose width is similarly expressed, so long as the width mismatch is not incredibly great. Jun 2, 2017 at 21:21
  • @DanielRHicks How much is "incredibly great"? In this case, the proposed tyre is 23% narrower. Jun 3, 2017 at 15:36
  • @DavidRicherby - It depends on how the rim was sized, of course. Most BSOs use fairly narrow rims, but some fancier bikes may have wider ones. I have little doubt that a 1.5" inch tire would fit most rims that originally carried 1.95, but it's hard to say how close to "ideal" it would be. It gets to be a red flag when the rim is actually wider than the widest part of the mounted tire. Jun 3, 2017 at 17:19

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According to my handy-dandy tire/wheel compatibility chart, if your rim is between 17-24.9mm Inside Rim Width, that tire should work fine with your wheel.

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    i know the guy that made that chart :P
    – Nate W
    Jun 2, 2017 at 19:57
  • Hey me too lol! Jun 2, 2017 at 20:05

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