Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Torrance, CA
Bikes: 2003 Diamondback Response (refitted for commuting)
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Tire Sizing... Help!!
As will soon become clear, I am not a hardcore biker, thus, I have a question.
I recently purchased a relatively inexpensive bike for my commute (only a couple of miles round trip). It is a 2003 Diamondback Response. I want to switch out my knobby tires with somthing a little smoother. The tires that came with the bike are 26x1.95 and can be inflated to 40-65 psi.
My question is this:
What size tire can I put on the bike? 26x1.25? 26x1.5? I shopped around a little today but I got different answers everywhere I went. One salesman told me that the 26x1.5 is too small. One salesman told me that it would be fine. I am looking for a nice smooth tire that can be inflated to a nice high PSI. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.