Wide (~35mm) tyres on 17mm internal wheels

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robertbb
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by robertbb

Has anyone tried 35mm tyres on 17mm (internal wheels) and have any feedback on how they went?

Is it really much better (if at all) on a 19mm internal rim for that sized tyre?

Note: this is for a rim v-brake bike, and clearance is more than adequate to accomodate either combination.

I've got some Panaracer Gravelking SK's (35mm) lined up for my rim brake commuter, and can either:

1) Build up some Easton R90SL's to DT240hubs (I have all necessary parts here ready to go)
2) Pick up another set of Zonda C17's

(I already have Zonda's on a road bike, and I love them. But honestly can't be bothered taking the tyre/tube off and mounting the gravelkings).

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