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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-11-11, 01:22 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-11-11, 01:31 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-11-11, 02:34 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-12-11, 06:29 AM   #5
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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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Old 06-28-11, 12:30 PM   #6
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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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