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Old 08-01-07, 11:10 AM   #1
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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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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
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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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