- Sep 28, 2011
I'm thinking of upgrading my rear rim to a double walled rim. I currently have a single walled rim that is 26 x 1.5" wide, 36 hole. I have a doubled walled rim that is 26" x 1" wide, 36 hole that I want to replace it with. I am using Schwalbe wire tires that are 26" x 2.15" wide. Is the narrower 1" rim okay to use with a 2.15" wide tire? If so, will the narrower double walled rim give me more strength than the wider single walled rim? Which would be strongest for leaning into turns??