Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - tire size
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03-26-09, 01:25 AM
hey guys, got a question here. I am building a fixie, i just bought whee set. Vellocity Deep V 700c clincher 32 spoke count. I am going to be running them on a 57 frame. Just by doing a dry fit it looks like there isnt much room to play.
So i dont really know were is start. What tire size should i be looking for and what width?
sorry for the stupid questions, i did a search and couldnt get any info
i find the continental gatorkins interesting. I plan to do a lot of ridding on the streets. So i need something durable
i'm pretty sure a 23 or 25 tire will fit.
03-26-09, 02:43 AM
if the 23 work then i rather go with those, or is there any major difference from going between a 23 and a 25 (either than diff in size)
03-26-09, 03:18 AM
You're fine with 23. Isn't it harder to push a 25?
03-26-09, 04:01 AM
what do you mean by harder?
the bigger the tire the less air pressure the larger the contact patch the higher the rolling resistance. also the better the comfort the less the puncture/pinch likelihood and the greater the ability to grip and roll over obstacles and variations.
the difference between a 23 and a 25 is nominal width between the beads. it's not going to be that much of a difference in clearance, and it depends on the frame.
real world rolling resistance difference between 23 and 25 is essentially imperceptible. go with the 25...more comfort, more traction, more toughness.
03-26-09, 08:26 AM
i just put some 28s on my bike...the roll along nicely but i can feel the additional weight...i am just hoping it will make me stronger
03-26-09, 09:00 AM
anyone got a drawing of what the "700" in 700c and the "23" measure?
03-26-09, 09:04 AM
this should cover it-
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