Bicycle Mechanics - Tire sizing question
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I'd like to put a set of studded tires and fenders on a Hybrid bike I have so I can ride it in the snow. It currently has 700 x 38 c tires. The only studded tires I see are 700 x 35mm and the the fenders only go up to 700 x 35 also. Can I put these on my bike since the rims are 700 ? Not sure if the width makes a difference. Can you clear this up for me.
01-17-08, 11:26 PM
sure can, they will be a hair narrower than your current tires.
01-18-08, 11:01 AM
Width is just that. In rare cases, you can get a tire that's too narrow for your rim. You are not one of those cases. Go for the Nokian tires; they're the best, if you can afford them.
Thanks for the info. I've placed my order and will let you know how they went on.
had 700x40 tires on my hybrid and use SKS P50 fenders (http://www.bikemannetwork.com/biking/p/ACFENDSKS/FE1016) Switched to Nokian W106s for the winter without any trouble. The front fender doesn't go down as far as I would like. Someday I'll make a mudflap extension for it.
Got my tires and they went on just fine. The fenders fit well and there were no clearance problems.
glad to hear it went well. which fenders did you get?
I went with the planet bike hardcore freddy fenders. They seemed to be the best choice for me with the mudflap on the bottom. They fit well and work really nice.
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