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    Tire sizing

    I just got a dawes lightning 1000 with size 700x25c stock tires. I am planning to get a new set of tires size 700x23c. Would this size work or does it have to be 25?

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    Yes, you can use the 700x23c tires.

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    Yes. Any further questions are answered here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html
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    23 should be no problem. I wouldn't do a race clincher 700x18, but a 23 will be fine. The only problem you may run into is going bigger. A lot of sport bikes can't handle larger than 28 without having the tire rub on the fork or chainstays

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