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    26x1.95 MTB tire on a 25" (559) wheel

    Anyone running a 26x1.95 MTB tire on a 25" (559) wheel? Can you confirm that the O.D. is 26" when inflated? I'm wanting to switch to this tire/wheel size but anything over 26" will mess up my front caster angle.

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    Does the 26x1.95 tire have ETRTO numbers? Look for 50-559.
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    My 26x2.50 Nevegals are 27 1/4 diameter, if I remember correctly. Why not call the tire company and get the O.D. of the tire you are looking at?

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    I am pretty sure you need the 590 wheel. Ask wherever buying it if they are 559 or 590. The 559 are sold/advertised as 25". The 590 done as 26" Another thing I think you will see a slight difference with what you are doing is overall height of the sidewall. Should sidewall height be different, you will have what you are talking about.

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    In the biking world 559 is routinely referred to, and labeled as, 26". Best to do what Chas suggests, and communicate with bike tire people in ERTO designations. Can't go wrong there. And, the size is typically referring to where the bead of the tire goes, not the OD of the entire setup.
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    26"x1.95 Specialized knobbies on 559 rims.


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    Put this together a while ago... may help you.

    23-559 - 25x1"
    25-559 - 26x1"
    30-559 - 26x1.25"
    32-559 - 26x1.3"
    35-559 - 26x1.35"
    35-559 - 26x1.4" - according to Michelin bike tires
    37-559 - 26x1.4"
    38-559 - 26x1.50"
    40-559 - 26x1.50"
    42-559 - 26x1.60"
    44-559 - 26x1.75" - according to Michelin bike tires
    47-559 - 26x1.75" -(or 26 x 1.75 x 2) (sometimes labelled 26 x 1.85 or 26 x 1.90)
    47-559 - 26x1.85" - according to Michelin bike tires
    50-559 - 26x1.90"
    50-559 - 26x1.95" - according to Michelin bike tires
    50-559 - 26x2.00"
    51-559 - 26x1.95"
    52-559 - 26x2.00" - according to Michelin bike tires
    54-559 - 26x2.00"
    54-559 - 26x2.10"
    54-559 - 26x2.125" - according to Michelin bike tires
    55-559 - 26x2.15"
    56-559 - 26x2.2" - according to Michelin bike tires
    57-559 - 26x2.10"
    57-559 - 26x2.125"
    57-559 - 26x2.25"
    57-559 - 26x2.30"
    58-559 - 26x2.3" - according to Michelin bike tires
    60-559 - 26x2.35" - according to Michelin bike tires
    60-559 - 26x2.35"
    62-559 - 26x2.50"
    62-559 - 26x2.8" - according to Michelin bike tires
    75-559 - 26x3.00"


    and for the 26" (590) wheel chair wheels
    23-590
    25-590
    28-590 650 x 28A
    35-590 26" x 1 3/8" 650 x 35A - according to Michelin bike tires
    35-590 26" x 1 3/8" (650 x 35A) or (26 x 1 x 1 3/8)
    37-590 26" x 1 3/8"
    40-590 650 x 38A
    42-590 26" x 1 5/8" 650 x 40A - Schwalbe

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    Thanks everyone. I'm finding that the tire sizes are approximate, so finding one that measures to a true 26" OD is challenging.

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    Just an FYI, those knobby wear rather quick. And if any of your clothing is rubbing against them, the tire will rip the clothing apart rather fast. I always had the end of sleeves of sweatshirts destroyed from the tire. I will never use the tire again.

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