Wheel fitting width


New Member
South Beds.
Hi all,

Can someone confirm/explain what shops/manufactuers mean when they advise fitting width on wheels:

I want a pair of these now:

It says fitting width 100-130mm. Do they mean the distance between the dropouts on each side of the frame?
I think this is the case but I'm not sure.
I think my bike is 130mm between the dropouts. The tape measure (rough guestiamte without removing wheel) showed it to be about that....certainly not 100mm.

Cheers in advance.


Smokin Joe

Legendary Member
100mm is for the front wheel which is the industry standard. All nine and ten speed bikes are 130mm across the rear dropouts.
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