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    Wider Tires. xxx 28c tires fit on my yyy road bike.

    After much searching and reading about the benefits of a wider tire I decided to try out the 28c Continental 4 Season on my Cannondale Synapse. After searching the threads, the only information I found was that 25c would most likely fit but 28c would be trial and error.

    Well, the tires fit with plenty room to spare and I can pull them off without having to deflate the tires first.

    They also fit on my Jamis Quest but no pictures of that.

    To me, The 28c tires do offer a much 'better' ride feel than 23c's. I haven't noticed if there is any discernible difference in top speed, but I do feel they do take longer to spin up to speed.

    I like them for centuries, solo rides and easy paced charity type rides but I'd rather have 23's for the town line sprints and whenever you are with a bunch of people that you know are going to mix it up a few times throughout the ride. It could just be my perception though.

    I would have pulled the trigger on the tires much earlier if I had known they would fit for sure.

    I do like rolling on lower pressure tires for general cruising around town.

    Anyone else riding 28c's on their road bike? I'm sure the information could be helpful to others out there.
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    Is the 28 4Seasons a true 28?

    If you compare a 25 Ultra race 23 to a GP 4000 23, the Ultra race is narrow and the GP4000 is a true 23. The Ultra Race is more like a 21 (?). Some tires of the same brand measure differently compared to one another.

    As is the Serfas. A 25 is more like a true 23 and the 28 like a 25.

    I wonder if like the Ultra Race, the 4 Seasons is narrow? I've never used the 4S so I haven't compared the two to one another.

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    I'm not sure if it is a true 28c tire but I can tell you that the 28c 4Season>25c 4000S> 23c 4000S. No calipers to measure though.

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    28mm 4Season is wider than a 25mm Gatorskin and also much wider than 23mm Gatorskin. It is also wider than 25mm Schwalbe Ultremo.

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    I went from ribmo 28's to rimbo 35's and couldn't be happier!

    Fat tires on my town cross check! priceless!
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    ProRace2 25s, which supposedly measure large, fit nicely.
    Rivendale 28s that supposedly measure 27 are just a hair too large for my brake (ultregra) clearance.

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