Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Somerset, England
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thanks for your response. This is an area I have no experience as I ride road race only and am usually concerned to buy the lightest, baldest, thinest tyres available..
The citical dimension is apparently the `bead diameter' 622 in this case. providing the bead dia is the same the tyre of any width will apparently fit to the rim with varying degrees of sucess performance wise. Obviously if you go too wide you run the risk of putting too much stress on the tyre walls and ride /grip will suffer.
Frankly the more I think about this the more I am inclined to recommend a hybrid commuting type tyre with med width (25/28)some grippy tread and relatively low rolling weight for what is predominantly cat 2-3 hills.