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Old 11-15-07, 07:39 PM   #1
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Tire Question

How wide a tire can I get on my bike? I'm currently running 700x23s and would like something wider for winter commuting. Its an '05 Raleigh Grand Sport if that helps. Thanks
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http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

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The rims can pretty much handle any width that fits inside the frame and fork. Cyclocross tires..
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Usually if you have 23s you can go from 19s to 25s
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The DA13 will easily handle tires past 25, e.g 28 or 32's would be fine.
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My experience has been that 28mm is the widest tire that will fit through road brake calipers.
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My experience has been that 28mm is the widest tire that will fit through road brake calipers.
I can see that. Makes sense. Unless you deflate the tire, slip it in, then re-inflate it. It is simple on bikes with cantilevers; a little widget opens and re-closes the calipers quickly. A blessing considering the number of strokes needed on my little pump to re-inflate a 700x38 or 700x43 tire.
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