# How do you measure bike tire clearance?

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## How do you measure tire clearance?

A good rule of thumb is that you want to have at a minimum, 1/4- to 1/2-inch of space between the tire’s sidewall, and anything in the wheelwell. If the dimensions of your new wheel and tire cross into that space, you might have clearance issues.

## How much clearance do you need between fork and tire?

You are probably good upsizing tires 50-75% of the space between your current tire and fork. For example, if you have 8mm between your tire and crown you can probably upsize the tire by 4-6mm.

## How do you measure bike wheel height?

Your height / Bike Size

1. 4’11” – 5’3″ = 13 – 15 inches.
2. 5’3″ – 5’7″ = 15 – 16 inches.
3. 5’7″ – 5’11” = 16 – 17 inches.
4. 6’0″ – 6’2″ = 17 – 19 inches.
5. 6’2″ – 6’4″ = 19 – 21 inches.
6. 6’4″ and taller = 21+ inches.
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## How do you know the biggest tire size?

To measure for bigger tires, follow these steps:

1. Remove the current wheels and measure the tires’ exact width and height. …
2. Put the wheels back and measure the distance between the tire and every part around it. …
3. Make the same measurements after turning the front wheels to the full steering lock in all directions.

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## What size tires can I put on my bike?

If your bike can accommodate it, use a tire that is at least 28mm. Many touring and hybrid bikes will be fitted with even wider tires – up to 47mm wide. These wider tires will definitely provide a cushier ride, so if comfort is your main priority, sticking with these wider tire widths is a good idea.

## How do you know if a bike tire will fit?

Check your tire’s sidewall—the numbers there indicate your tire size (roughly its outer diameter and its width, but not always in that order). Typical road bike tire: 700 x 32c indicates a tire that has an outer diameter of 700mm and a width of 32mm.

## How much tire clearance do you need MTB?

Ideally you want no less than 5mm of clearance at the closest point.

## Can my bike fit 28mm Tyres?

Commuting, city and hybrid bikes have tyre size influenced by the type of bike they’re loosely modelled on. Road bike-style commuting bikes might accept a tyre of around 28mm width, often with space for mudguards, but some commuting bikes, and those based on mountain bikes, will take up to a 44mm tyre.

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## What size bike should a 5’2 woman ride?

Women’s mountain bike sizing chart

Rider Height Frame Size Suggested
Feet and Inches Centimetres Inches
4′ 10″ – 5′ 2″ 148 – 158 13 – 14
5′ 2″ – 5 ‘6″ 158 – 168 15 – 16
5′ 6″ – 5′ 10″ 168 – 178 17 – 18

## Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?

“26” wheel size is perfect for most of the adults with a height above 6 feet. Most of the touring bikes and hybrid bikes come in 700C metric wheels, which are also known as 29-inch wheels.

## What size bicycle is right for my height?

Picking the right bicycle size is one of the most important things when talking about bike fitting.

#1 – Simple Size Chart.

Your Height Bike Frame Size
4-11″ – 5’3″ 13 – 15 inches
5’3″ – 5’7″ 15 – 16 inches
5’7″ – 5’11” 16 – 17 inches
5’11” – 6’2″ 17-19 inches

## Can I use 235 tires instead of 225?

No, not OK… all tires should be same diameter. the diameter is the same just more contact with the ground. uh… 225/45/17 and 235/45/17 are NOT the same rolling diameter.

## Can I use 225 tires instead of 215?

Unless you’re exploring the limits of the car’s performance, most drivers probably wouldn’t notice a difference between a 225 and a 215, all else being equal. If the outer circumference is a little different, the speedo may be a tiny bit off.

## Can I use 225 tires instead of 205?

Short answer, it will be fine. Long answer, it will be fine as long as the load rating is equal or higher capacity. Not many high load rated tires in those sizes, so probably ok. Tire sizes are metric, and are read as follows: 205(tread width in mm)/65(side wall ratio, so 65% of tread width)R15(rim 15 inch diameter).

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