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Old 01-22-09, 12:09 PM   #1
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Windsor the Hour owners, anyone (tires?)

Anyone have 700x28 on their Hour? Wondering if it will fit. I want a set of wider tires for my commute to and from work. 23's are jarring, I didn't think 25's would make any difference, so hopefully I can fit 28's.
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Old 01-22-09, 01:10 PM   #2
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i've heard you can put 28's on the windsor hour, but i haven't tried it myself. honestly though, i dont think it will make that big of a difference. When i had my windsor hour and my jamis aurora elite at the same time, i thought the jamis was much more comfortable because of the 700x32 tires, but i changed them to 700x23 and the jamis was still a LOT more comfortable than the windsor hour. pretty sure its just the quality of the frame that really makes the difference.

the 28's will be slightly more comfortable because u can run lower pressures, but dont expect anything drastic.
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Yeah, I'm not expecting a world of difference, but I would like to worry a little less about flatting. I know it's a compound issue there as well, but there's plenty of possibility for pinch flats along my route to work and cracks, etc, that a wider tire would help with. Also I have to ride on sidewalks quite a bit (Miami drivers are insane,) so hopping up curbs, I think a 28 could take a bit more abuse.
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i say just support ur LBS and buy ur tires from them, and if they dont fit then u can just return them. Also, if the 28's DO fit, let all of us here know! and pics too!
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I support my lbs all the time...they're only 1 block from my house too. But I ordered the tires on nashbar because the lbs doesn't have any 28's in stock right now, and they were super cheap from nashbar.
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Sorry no pics yet, but I thought I'd post the update. The tires fit perfectly. And while I said I wasn't expecting a world of difference...I really think there is one. Before I was on 23's with 120 psi and they were bumpy as hell, like riding on steel. Now with only 80 psi and a wider patch, not only are there less bumps I feel, but I don't have to worry as much about cracks in the road or little rises between driveways and street where I would before get a speed check from.

Anyway, my review is simply, these tires are great for me.
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good to know these things can accept 28s. what brand 28s did you go with. im assuming not all 28s will fit on these things.
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Sorry no pics yet, but I thought I'd post the update. The tires fit perfectly. And while I said I wasn't expecting a world of difference...I really think there is one. Before I was on 23's with 120 psi and they were bumpy as hell, like riding on steel. Now with only 80 psi and a wider patch, not only are there less bumps I feel, but I don't have to worry as much about cracks in the road or little rises between driveways and street where I would before get a speed check from.

Anyway, my review is simply, these tires are great for me.
thank you for update on this thread let Windsor the Hour owners know...
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good to know these things can accept 28s. what brand 28s did you go with. im assuming not all 28s will fit on these things.
I got Michelin Transworld City's for these. Nashbar has them on sale for $10 per tire, so I figured I wouldn'ty lose too much if they didn't fit.

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thank you for update on this thread let Windsor the Hour owners know...
No prob
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i put 27x1 tires on my messenger
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