View Full Version : what size does this look like?

21st July 2007, 14:42
This is driving me nuts. what size does this rear rim look like a 16" or an 18"? I know the tire is an 180 metzler 880. just can't see if it's an 180/55 18 or a 180/60 16. Thanks


Moved On
21st July 2007, 14:44
Looks like a 16 to my untrained eye.


21st July 2007, 14:50
Without seeing the dimensions on the sidewall you can speculate all day long :laugh :laugh :laugh maybe it's a 180/55- 17 :laugh :p

21st July 2007, 15:41
Damn I was afraid this was going to be difficult. See that's just a weld on hardtail with a 180 stuffed in there. I just wanted to make sure I get the right size stuff. The builder of that bike is on here but he hasn't e-mailed me back and it's been weeks. I have this pic too but just can't tell.


Joe Dirt
22nd July 2007, 02:45
Looks like a 16" to me.

22nd July 2007, 03:16
well judging by the front tire is must be a 16.
If the front is an 19 or 21 that back tirfe is more than 1 or 3 " smaller.
So if it's a 16 then it is between 3 and 5 inches smaller than the front.
And that visual seems closer in the pic.

22nd July 2007, 05:31
sidewall looks too big to be a 55, reading the size in that last pic, it looks like a 180/60r16

22nd July 2007, 07:03
The disc is not a whole lot smaller than the rim, so I would go with 16".

22nd July 2007, 07:50
The disc is not a whole lot smaller than the rim, so I would go with 16".

I agree, the disc, and Sprocket are not showing it to be an 18" tire. There would be more visible spokes if it was..

22nd July 2007, 20:35
Thanks alot for the help guys!!!

22nd July 2007, 21:07
I'd bet 16,I had an 18 on my XLCH and the spokes were longer than that.