Will most mtb wheels take a 1.75" tyre?

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by Maz, 5 Mar 2018.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Hi I need to get a new front wheel for my old 1980s Raleigh Mustang.
    Will most mtb wheels be compatible with my bike and will most accommodate my 1.75" tyres?
    Also, if I get one with a quick release lever, will it be compatible with my front fork?
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2018
  2. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Yep and Yep, nice bikes the old Mustang. :becool:
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Can't see why not to all the questions , make sure you get an mtb 26" not an old town bike 26" though
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  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol I'm adamant I haven't got any PPI....

    Couple of things to consider.
    Make sure your new wheel is rim brake compatible.
    Looks like you currently have steel chromed rims. You will struggle to get one of these as a replacement so may need to swap brake pads for Some alloy compatible ones?
    Beware of the braking difference between alloy and steel rims. You are likely to be shot over the handlebars if you get it wrong.....
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  5. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    Yes, the original wheel is steel/chrome. The current front brake is utterly useless in the wet. I'll check what brakes are on there at the moment.
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