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Old 03-26-09, 01:25 AM   #1
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tire size

hey guys, got a question here. I am building a fixie, i just bought whee set. Vellocity Deep V 700c clincher 32 spoke count. I am going to be running them on a 57 frame. Just by doing a dry fit it looks like there isnt much room to play.

So i dont really know were is start. What tire size should i be looking for and what width?

sorry for the stupid questions, i did a search and couldnt get any info

i find the continental gatorkins interesting. I plan to do a lot of ridding on the streets. So i need something durable
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Old 03-26-09, 01:32 AM   #2
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i'm pretty sure a 23 or 25 tire will fit.
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Old 03-26-09, 02:43 AM   #3
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if the 23 work then i rather go with those, or is there any major difference from going between a 23 and a 25 (either than diff in size)
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You're fine with 23. Isn't it harder to push a 25?
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Old 03-26-09, 04:01 AM   #5
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what do you mean by harder?
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more rubber, more work?
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the bigger the tire the less air pressure the larger the contact patch the higher the rolling resistance. also the better the comfort the less the puncture/pinch likelihood and the greater the ability to grip and roll over obstacles and variations.

the difference between a 23 and a 25 is nominal width between the beads. it's not going to be that much of a difference in clearance, and it depends on the frame.
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real world rolling resistance difference between 23 and 25 is essentially imperceptible. go with the 25...more comfort, more traction, more toughness.
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i just put some 28s on my bike...the roll along nicely but i can feel the additional weight...i am just hoping it will make me stronger
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anyone got a drawing of what the "700" in 700c and the "23" measure?
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this should cover it-

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