Tire size...AAAARRRRRGGGG!!!!!!!

6 replies to this topic
  • Phillip_Hutchinson

Posted February 26, 2002 - 12:23 PM


110/100x19 What does each nember mean and what are the units? I know that the 19 is the rim size, but what about the others.

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted February 26, 2002 - 12:57 PM


110 centimeter wide, 100 percent of width in profile. At least that's the way they did it when I sold tires 25 years ago.

  • MX_Tuner

Posted February 26, 2002 - 02:34 PM


And they still do it that way now.....

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  • Hick

Posted February 26, 2002 - 04:20 PM


Just be aware that not all tires are sized the same.

Someone like Tuner likely knows more about this than me, but I have noticed that, especially for rear tires, Pirellis, for example, of the same numerical size are visibly smaller than the "same" size Dunlop.

I once received a very good explanation for why this is, in fact it was such a reasonable and logical explanation that I immediately forgot what it was.

  • 426_Pilot

Posted February 26, 2002 - 04:27 PM


Whatever they mean, go with the 120 for your replacement tire. I went with the 120 Dunlop 756 - it rips!

  • Phillip_Hutchinson

Posted February 26, 2002 - 04:42 PM


Thanks guys.

  • eBayThumper

Posted February 26, 2002 - 07:45 PM


Yeah, I love the M12s too...they call it 'Euro' sizing!!! Like a centimeter is different over there than it is here...I still don't get it...

Anyway, ShawnMc got it right...


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