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Originally Posted by CNY James
how wide are your rims? I've never heard of 48c tires before (not to say that they dont exist) are you sure it isnt 38?
Knowing the width of the rims would be helpful, but from my own experience, i'd guess you'd be OK down to 32 or so with any rim I've seen. Before I settled on 700x35s for nearly all my riding (I weigh 240; got no use for skinny tires), I swapped randomly from 23mm through 41mm on several sets of wheels with no problems.
Re 48mm tires: I've seen them a few times, and they're generally heavy, thick rubber. I think you'd notice a much different feel with a lighter, "roadier" 35 or 32, like a Panaracer Pasela.