Getting the right tyres for my rims....

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by berman, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. berman

    berman New Member

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    Good evening all, I am looking to purchase some new road tyres for my Trek 1.7. I currently have 700 x 25 . They are to fat! I was wondering if anyone new if i could put 20mm on my bike? or would i have to go for 23mm.

    Also any recommendations as to what tyres i should get? I am thinking of getting Vittoria Rubino Pro Folding. O and what is the differance between folding and normal. Is it that the tyre folds :)

    Thanks for any advice sam
     
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  2. Peter@vecchios

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    I'd recommend a 23mm tire as they protect your rims, offer a better ride and are less prone to sidewall damage.
    A wire bead(non foldable) tire has a metal hoop in the tire to be secured to the rim 'lip', a foldable as a kevlar bead. Foldable are a little easier to get on, are a wee bit lighter but otherwise will perform like the wire bead type. Hard to find a bad tire these days but I'd say a 23mm, wire bead from a manufacturer you see in any decent bike shop.
     
  3. daj

    daj New Member

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    Take a look at all the top "pro" tyres they are all 23 mm, so stick with 23's
    Vittoria are very good tyres used them for years- and their top end ones are awesome, but bear in mind all out racing tyres will wear a lot faster.

    So I am in total agreement with previous poster.

    David
     
  4. berman

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    I would just like thank you for your advice, that was the sort of answer i was after, i am going to buy myself some 23mm now, red and black to match my frame. Thank you :)
     
  5. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    23mm are quite common. You will not go wrong with Vittorias. Rubinhos should give you decent rolling resistance as well as decent reliability.
     
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