Looking for the right tyre for the Trek 7500

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  1. JudyMay

    JudyMay New Member

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    Hi folks, can anyone tell me which are the better performing tyres for the Trek 7500, the 700 x 38C tyres which comes with that model or the 700 x 35C ... what are the real difference between the 38C and the 35C?.... does speed have anything to do with it?....:( :confused:


    With thanks

    JudyMay
     
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  2. ganderctr

    ganderctr New Member

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    Rolling resistence has something to do with it, tread has something else. When my old 700x38s wore out I got a set of Panaracer Pasela 700x35 tires and the difference is quite remarkable. The smaller tires can hold more pressure and provide for lower rolling resistence.

    As with what I'd put on there, I'd definitely go with 700x35 tires if you're riding on roads (that's all I ride on). I can handle gravel and sand okay but don't recommend it. If you're going to be commuting or riding on busier streets where speed is restricted I'd put the 38s on there. If you're planning on doing off-roading with the bike, put some medium-sized cyclocross tires on there.
     
  3. JudyMay

    JudyMay New Member

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    Thanks a whole lot... I really had two minds about the 700x35 and you just cleared it up. Yes I do a lot of road riding, and here in Trinidad there are a lot of hills thefore an all round tyre will be do just fine... I hardly ride off road. Thanks a whole lot for the quick response and advise.

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    ganderctr New Member

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    With the type of riding you do, go with the 700x35s. You won't regret it.
     
  5. JudyMay

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    Thanks again gander.

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