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    Help with tyre sizes and usage

    Hello, I am hoping someone can help me.

    I am looking for the best type of tyre to use for country road and trail use.

    I currently have 37-622 128x15/8 x 13/8 - 700x35c

    To be honest I cannot make any sense of any of this. I had been looking at a continental couuntry plus tyre but they dont make it in a 35c.
    What does 35c mean and is it important?
    thanks in advance

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    35 is the width of the tire in mm. 622 is the rim size, aka 700. 37mm X 700c.

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    thank you for the information. So do i have to get a 35? or can I use a 37?

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    What is the intended use of the new tires? What are you considering? How do you ride, where? What bike?

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    forgive me for being a bit slow but are you saying that even if I have a 700x35c on presently I can fit a 700x37c?

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    Yes you can fit a 37...Where are you most likely to ride the bike... surfaces... mostly on the smooth road and sometimes in the gravel??? if so you would probaly benefit from a type that is specifically designed for road or dirt etc...On My QUick i have a Kenda Kwick trax 32c but i think i could go to a Kenda Kwick Roller sport 32c or to a 28c or even a Continental gatorskin 28c because i know i will be on the road 98% of the time...Different tires have different surface wich makes it roll better or are grippier to go on the dirt a little...The choices will make your head spin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjvc1 View Post
    forgive me for being a bit slow but are you saying that even if I have a 700x35c on presently I can fit a 700x37c?
    Very likely, yes. Depends on rim width, fork and chainstay clearance. If the bike came with 700x35, it will most likely be able to handle 700x37. If you want more info, read this: http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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    many thanks for your help. Does it matter if it's 700 or 700c?

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    Same thing

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    Somewhere on you rim,there should be a sticker that gives the rim's width(it'll prolly say something like 622 x NN). Here's a chart that tells you what size tires will fit on what rims:
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_in...dimensions#rim

    Frame and fork clearance will also be a factor. Unless you're in actual mud/sand/snow,width will be more important than tread;a 37mm slick will work better than a 32mm cross knobby. What bike are you riding?

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