Can 25mm tubeless tires fit on a wheel that previously had 22mm tubeless tires? I have a set of wheels that previously had 22mm tires on it. There is no description of tire compatibility listed on the wheels.


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Generally road tubeless is road tubeless and going to the 25 should be fine.


I recommend tracking down the rim manufacturer's recommendations. Standards for road tubeless are still not completely settled, and manufacturer don't even agree on what makes for a safe setup. Tolerances are tighter than with tubed setups, and as this case suggests, putting on a tire that is a fraction of a millimeter too wide may result in a blowoff, which can be catastrophic.

That said, a 25-mm tire is not very wide. It's hard to imagine any rim manufacturer building a road rim these days that would be incompatible with it.


If it's any consolation; my road and gravel bike share the same wheelsets. All four sets are set up tubeless, have an inner width of 24mm, and I have mounted many dozens of tires on them. Sizes ranging from 700 x 23 up to 29 x 1.8" and everything in-between. No burps, no blown out beads, no problems other than changing out sealant, and re-taping the rim beds about every 2 years.

  • I would guess the OPs rims wil be much thinner. May 13, 2020 at 21:53
  • Perhaps, but along the same vein; I’m currently running a set of 2.3” MTB tires on a 19mm internal width rim.
    – jc allen
    May 14, 2020 at 2:41

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