Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-14, 06:56 AM   #1
neilmcca
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Boardman Hybrid, wider tyres needed.

Hello all,
My first post here, so hello...!

I have a Chris Boardman Hybrid Halfords | Boardman Hybrid Comp Bike 2014

But i find it a little uncomfortable to ride on the roads around where i live (Manchester, UK), the roads here are poorly maintained to put it mildly, i also used to enjoy cycling on canal tow paths (cobbled stone), but on this bike thats out of the question,
the current tyres are 700c x 28, what i would like to know is would it be possible to just swap the tyres for a wider set (say 700c x 38) and keep the wheels, sorry if thats a noob question
and would it make a great deal of difference !?
I realise the max width of the tyre is limited by the frame/forks, especially at the rear, it narrows quite sharply, theres approx 9-10mm between the tyre wall and frame.

Thanks

Neil.
neilmcca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-14, 07:13 AM   #2
Wanderer
aka Phil Jungels
 
Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp
Posts: 7,573
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
If you have 8-9mm all around the tires, it should be no problem to go up to about 40. Wheel maintenance will be more critical.
Wanderer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-14, 07:52 AM   #3
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Worth noting, the Q&A on the site you linked to mentioned that the bike can handle up to 38 mm tires.

Along with frame clearance, you might want to check the width of your rims...

There is a chart on Sheldon Brown's tire sizing page that shows which tire widths your rims can handle, once you measure the inside width.
__________________
Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-14, 09:31 AM   #4
neilmcca
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Bikes:
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the help !
I checked the reviews, but missed the Q & A
neilmcca is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:54 AM.