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Old 08-13-07, 08:15 PM   #1
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Possibly a stupid tire question...

It's about that time that my bike needs new tires. I was thinking about putting a 23c tire in the front and 25c in the rear. Though the sizes are about as close as you can get, is it unwise to do something like this?
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Old 08-13-07, 08:22 PM   #2
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Go to Sheldon Brown's website. Somewhere on there (probably under tires) he has a complete explanation of tire widths and the different things you can achieve with different combinations of widths.
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Old 08-13-07, 08:23 PM   #3
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As long as your wheels will fit in, then there shouldn't be any problem at all.
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Damn! Sheldon Brown's website completely slipped my mind. Yeah, I checked it out and he does have explanations. Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-14-07, 12:12 PM   #6
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As long as you're not running an aerospoke rear. If you put a 25 on an aerospoke the wind will knock you over.
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