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Old 09-14-13, 11:32 AM   #1
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Post Which Tires for Hybrid?

My hybrid is due for new tires. I use it on road trips (25-75 miles). The roads here are well paved, smooth, and clean. The bike shop recommended Continental Gatorskins, but these tires do not have much rubber. They are light and thin. Should I buy them? Or something else? Maybe 28mm or 32mm.
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28's

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This go up in size...I have both tires. to use on my touring bike.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...us-reflex-700c
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I've been more than happy with these in 26mm. (I weigh 230ish)
Will fit your hybrid rims fine.
I have about 2000 miles on them so far and easily expect at least 1000 more.
PSI listed on sidewall is actually 90/140
I have a lot of small, sharp pebbles in a few places on my rides and have had trouble with them working in to my former Serfas Seca's and causing flats. Don't have that problem with these. Otherwise, it sounds like my roads are similar to yours.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...t-tire-folding

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Old 09-15-13, 03:37 PM   #7
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I have armadillo 23c tyres to date no punctures in the years and my user is similar to yours

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This is my Trek Hybrid in France

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I have armadillo 23c tyres to date no punctures in the years and my user is similar to yours In this video I had the Scwalbe ultremos they didnt last long as no punctures but starterd to wear out on the walls
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This go up in size...I have both tires. to use on my touring bike.

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...us-reflex-700c
Do you recommend the touring plus reflex over the super sport? How do these tires ride? The reason I ask Is the OEM tires that came on my Trek FX 7.4 rode like a solid rubber tire and had horrible rolling resistance. [h=1][/h]
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I went from 32 hardcases on my 7.5 to 25's Continental GP4s and love them! So much better in every aspect.
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sorry to steal ur thread, but I'm looking to see if i can get some tires on my wheels also.

my question is.

how can you tell if a wheel can accept which size tires (32,28,26c ect)? currently i have 32c, looking to get 28 or 26c, but can't tell if my wheel can accept them.
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Go to the Schwalbe website - they have a graph
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http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_in...dimensions#rim

Somewhere on the rim it should have a sticker that gives the width. If you have 700c wheels it usually says something like "622xNN" with NN being the width.
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sorry to steal ur thread, but I'm looking to see if i can get some tires on my wheels also.

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how can you tell if a wheel can accept which size tires (32,28,26c ect)? currently i have 32c, looking to get 28 or 26c, but can't tell if my wheel can accept them.
IF your bike came with 32's, no problem.
My hybrid came with 35's and I was running 26's on the factory (23mm) rims.
For grins, I put on a 23 on the front but felt that was a bit too narrow, so I took it back off.
I built a set of Sun Rims M13 II's and tried a 23 on front again. Too harsh for my 230 lbs.
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I have armadillo 23c tyres to date no pictures in the years and my user is similar to yours
Do you have the original wheels? I also have a 7.5 FX, and I'm wondering whether to go for skinnier tyres (like 700c x 25) when my current ones (700c x 28) are worn out. Will they fit the original wheels?
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Do you have the original wheels? I also have a 7.5 FX, and I'm wondering whether to go for skinnier tyres (like 700c x 25) when my current ones (700c x 28) are worn out. Will they fit the original wheels?
Yes they will fit. I run 25mm on my 7.5 as well and love it. Mine is the 2010 model that came with the 32mm but just switched for the Cont GP4s and I'm in love with them. They ride so much better than the hardcase tires
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Yes they will fit. I run 25mm on my 7.5 as well and love it. Mine is the 2010 model that came with the 32mm but just switched for the Cont GP4s and I'm in love with them. They ride so much better than the hardcase tires
Thanks!

Too bad I've only ridden 300+ miles on my AW1 hardcase tyres. It'll be a while before I get to enjoy the Conti's...
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Do you have the original wheels? I also have a 7.5 FX, and I'm wondering whether to go for skinnier tyres (like 700c x 25) when my current ones (700c x 28) are worn out. Will they fit the original wheels?
I had skinnier tyres on the originals but now have alternative wheels as they are lighter have a look at the roubaix pro 23/25th comfiest and fast tyres I have ever had
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I had skinnier tyres on the originals but now have alternative wheels as they are lighter have a look at the roubaix pro 23/25th comfiest and fast tyres I have ever had
Thanks for the info!
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