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Bike idiot question: I have a basic Trek hybrid that I use for commuting and tooling around town. Can I slap mountain bike tires on it or is the frame not made for that? There's a huge trail system between my home and office and it would be cool to commute through it rather than around it.


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ghost wrote:
Bike idiot question: I have a basic Trek hybrid that I use for commuting and tooling around town. Can I slap mountain bike tires on it or is the frame not made for that? There's a huge trail system between my home and office and it would be cool to commute through it rather than around it.

Well you need to fit the right size tire but you can always shop around for a more aggressive tread for sure. It's not gonna hurt the bike to get out there. Bike nerds might disagree with me.

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Something about the shocks?

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 Post subject: Re: The Biking Thread
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ghost wrote:
Bike idiot question: I have a basic Trek hybrid that I use for commuting and tooling around town. Can I slap mountain bike tires on it or is the frame not made for that? There's a huge trail system between my home and office and it would be cool to commute through it rather than around it.

most mountain bike tire widths are about 2.4 inches. so you just have be certain there there is enough clearance to accommodate that width (especially if you have caliper brakes).


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The Argonaut wrote:
Something about the shocks?

my hybrid has back shocks. a hardtail is pretty adequate for anything unless you are doing extreme downhill.

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Chris_H_2 wrote:
ghost wrote:
Bike idiot question: I have a basic Trek hybrid that I use for commuting and tooling around town. Can I slap mountain bike tires on it or is the frame not made for that? There's a huge trail system between my home and office and it would be cool to commute through it rather than around it.

most mountain bike tire widths are about 2.4 inches. so you just have be certain there there is enough clearance to accommodate that width (especially if you have caliper brakes).

There are options in the 2 inch range that should fit most bikes.

And like Dev said, unless you plan on going crazy, the hybrid will be fine.


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Thanks all, that's super helpful.


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