Narrow rims for older frame with limited clearance

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mogwaiboi
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by mogwaiboi

Hi All

I have an old 2009 Scott CR1 commuter that has limited tyre clearance between the chain stays. I currently have a pair of Shimano RS80's (15.1mm inner width) with 25c tyres on the bike but they will need replacing soon. With most rims getting wider now (which I totally agree with) the only issue is it makes it hard to find narrower rims for older frames. Any recommendations around $500-600AUD? I want to replace the whole bike at some stage but for commuting duties it's more than adequate.
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by AJS914

You can probably just run a 23mm tire which may actually measure 25mm.

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DT makes rims that aren't as wide as most. Excellent quality too.



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by AJS914

Campagnolo also has their C17 rims (17mm).

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by vejnemojnen

wiggle has prime wheels, 17wide..

should fit with 23mm

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Fulcrum has also some 17C wheels

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Mavic still make the original open pro and a. Brisco make the excelight. Dt swiss 440 are still available. I still have a couple of dt swiss rr411 5's. Then there are tubular tyres and rims.

23mm tyres on wide rims though are fine.

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Shamal Ultras with 17mm internal, 22.5mm external at the brake tracks are really good. 23mm clinchers work well with them and end up being a nicer profile than a 25mm clincher on an older narrow rim ala Campy Neutron. Fulcrums are likely very similar.
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by mogwaiboi

Thanks for the replies everyone. I think I'll look at the Shamal / Zonda or DT and change to a 23c tyre on the rear.
Canyon Ultimate - Ultegra Di2 R8050 - HED Belgium +
Focus Cayo - Ultegra 6800 - DT Swiss PR 1600 Spline
Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 - 105 5800 - Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc

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