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Old 09-19-13, 01:25 PM   #1
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Boardman MX Race Hybrid - Thinner Tyres

Hi,

I have a Boardman MX Race Hybrid and it comes with Schwalbe Tyrago 700c x 37c tyres. I've got a long ride coming up which is mainly on road and was thinking about getting some thinner tyres, maybe 700c x 28c.

Does anyone know what the thinnest tyre size the Boardman MX Race can handle?

Any advice would be appreciated!
Thanks!!
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Old 09-19-13, 02:38 PM   #2
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See if you can find the ISO bead seat diameter printed on the tires you have now. Sheldon's page has a good guide (of course):

http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

You should be safe to go down to 28mm, possibly 25mm. Keep in mind that though you'll be going on the road for a long ride, you might be feeling cracks and the road more with a thinner tire than versus a wider tire. 28mm should be fine, though.
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Hi, thanks. I've taken a look and looks like there is an iso, it's 37-622 (I think!).

If you think 700x28 will be safe I'll give them a try!
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Yes, those would fit fine. Good luck!
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Hi, thanks. I've taken a look and looks like there is an iso, it's 37-622 (I think!).
That's your tire. You need to look for a sticker on the wheel for your rim width.
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Or, measure the inside dimension between he walls of your rim.................
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