Last year I bought a used wheel set on marketplace from a guy that rides off-road/trail. He said they were strong and since I intended to put an electric motor w/assist on the bike I figured it couldn't hurt to have a stronger wheel on front. They are for 26" tires, according to him at the time, and they were/are very light and clean, but they measure 1 and 7/8 inches wide, compared to a regular wheel that measures (approx) 1.5 inches wide. They are made by "Panther" but I can't find anything relative to them on the 'net, and I can no longer find his contact information.
Can anyone tell me what these wheels were intended for? Will they take a wider tire than a "normal" rim takes (I was hoping also to put a 26x2.5 tire on them)? I'd like to read/learn more about these rims. If anyone can "catch me up", or direct me to where I can learn more I would be really appreciated.