Bicycle Mechanics - Different Width Tires?
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By mistake I ordered two 20x700's instead of the usual 23x700's. I don't want a 20x700 tire under my butt for too long.
So I am thinking of keeping them to use in the front (obviously one at a time :) ) and ordering the usual size for the rear. It seems sensible me. Is there anything wrong with this set up?
03-29-07, 09:05 PM
No that'll work just fine. You may actually end up with even tyre wear front & rear.
However, I just don't like cornering with 20mm tyres on the front though. Due to the high pressure you have to use to prevent pinched-flats and to get any kind of rolling-efficiency, they skip and bounce over bumps in the corners badly. Not good for doing downhills or crits with confidence.
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