After 35+ years riding MTBs I got myself a second hand skinny tyred Cannondale Bad Boy (Kojaks fitted). Riding it today in the wet Peak District felt very sketchy so Id like to put some wider grippier CX tyres on it. Problem is Im not sure how wide a tyre it will take as the Maddux rims seem really narrow @700 x 16c.
Bike to be used on back roads trails and paths, mainly for training in crap weather when I'm not riding my mtb Advice appreciated and cheapish tyre recommendations welcomed
(yes I know I should have got a 'gravel bike' but this was too cheap to resist)
I've ran 2.4 inch mountain bike tyres for years on 17mm wide rim, so I think your rim would take a 35 mm cyclo-cross tyre fairly easily. It's only recently internal rim sizes have become larger so I wouldn't worry about it. Most gravel/cx wheels now are wider than mtb rims people were running with for decades.
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