Maxxis recommends that you use this tire with a 25-30mm wide rim (30mm is optimal). Maxxis recommends a minimum of 6mm clearance between the tire and all parts of the bicycle frame and fork.
Not all XC race bikes will have ample tire clearance. Check with your bicycle manufacturer for specific measurements. The bikes below have been tested and proven to fit our Wide Trail XC tires:
For me, the biggest two factors in a tire are performance and durability. The WT XC tires are the best combination of both."