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    Senior Member Spokes man's Avatar
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    Tire questions -- wear and fit

    The tires on my hybrid (700x38) have about 1,000 miles on them.

    -- How do you judge when a tire needs to be replaced?

    -- If I want to go to a skinnier tire, how low can I go?

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    Seņor Cardgage Member 55-11's Avatar
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    1. sidewall &/or tread ware (slits, cracks and the like, bead area is fraying...

    2. completely depends on the rim size (both width and depth)

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    700x28's will make you feel quite a bit faster
    A wild man once explained to me how bicycles came from sailboats.

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    Senior Member Spokes man's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    700x28's will make you feel quite a bit faster
    That's what I'm thinking, just hoping these rims will handle the size drop. Not sure how to measure them. Guess I will try to contact the bike manufacturer, Giant. Bike is a Cypress.

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    28's will be fine on a Cypress. Not sure I'd go skinnier

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