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    Fitting tires to wheels question

    Hi, I bought a set of Fulcrum Racing 7 bicycle wheels and intended to mount my Vittoria Rubino Pro tires to them. However, then I began to realize that maybe my tires wheel not fit my new wheelset. Is there any specific thing that I need to look at to determine whether or not the size of the tire is appropriate for the wheels?
    Again, the wheels are Fulcrum Racing 7 and the tires are Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti404 View Post
    Hi, I bought a set of Fulcrum Racing 7 bicycle wheels and intended to mount my Vittoria Rubino Pro tires to them. However, then I began to realize that maybe my tires wheel not fit my new wheelset. Is there any specific thing that I need to look at to determine whether or not the size of the tire is appropriate for the wheels?
    Again, the wheels are Fulcrum Racing 7 and the tires are Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x23c.
    The tires will definitely fit I have Fulcrum Racing 5's and the same size tires. That said you need long stem tubes, and also they are TOUGH to get on, I dont know why, but Ive never had such a problem installing tires!

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    Those same tires came on my Evo 5s.

    What makes you think that the tires won't fit?

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    If they're both marked 700, they should fit (I think Vittoria makes that tire in a 650, too, and if you got those by mistake, they won't work). Width (the second number, as in 700x23) isn't a major factor in tire fit.
    For what it's worth, though, I've had a hard time mounting Vittorias on a couple of my wheelsets. They just seem to be tight. In one case, I broke four plastic levers, finally pried them on with a screwdriver, and then when I had a flat a few days later, couldn't get them off on the road (I've been riding almost 40 years and if there's one thing I've learned, it's how to fix flats). I called for a ride home, then cut the tires off and threw them away, just so I wouldn't have to deal with them.

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