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Old 04-20-10, 10:27 PM   #1
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Any one make purple tires?

Im looking for a purple tire , To match my Oury grips.

Anyone?!

http://www.ride-this.com/media/catal...h/l/hl5788.jpg
I found these, 27 dollars:

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/cart_view.php

Good deal? I really want one.

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Old 04-20-10, 10:31 PM   #2
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Halo makes a tire called the Courier which comes in several colors, including purple.

http://www.google.com/products?q=halo+courier
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A little off topic, But this a noobie question (: 700x23 700x25 700x29 23,25,29 Are they like car tires? is the 23,25,29 how tall the sidewall is? or is that how wide the tire is?
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Dia Compe Gran SS Tire 700x23 PURPLE Track Fixed Road

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A little off topic, But this a noobie question (: 700x23 700x25 700x29 23,25,29 Are they like car tires? is the 23,25,29 how tall the sidewall is? or is that how wide the tire is?
It's the width of the tire.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Should i get something wider? i currently have 700x25, is 29 too wide? i've been using the same tires for a while.

Whats the plus of having 24

Whats the plus of having 29?
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Should i get something wider? i currently have 700x25, is 29 too wide? i've been using the same tires for a while.
There's a chart at the bottom of the page I linked:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width

Also, after making sure it will fit your rim (which it most likely will, most rims that can hold 25 can hold 29), also make sure it will fit inside your fork and stays.

If you're wondering if it's too big to ride fast, the answer is no. A tire that much bigger will mostly just feel more comfortable, although it will have slightly more rolling resistance. It's a personal choice. Since you're putting purple tires on a bike, I'm sure you're not worried about maximizing speed, anyway.

I ride around town with 32mm tires on my fixie. They are still very fast and also very comfortable.

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i am sincerely surprised by the amount of honest answers that this thread has gotten. especially when asking to "match oury's." i guess the forum is growing up......
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Hm, I should get the 29 width then, How do i measure if it fit my stays? is the tire 29 mm wide?
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I have 700 x 32cm tire and they are pretty fast. Not a racing tire but fast, comfortable and crater proof.
Its a good commuter townie tire.
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How much clearance do you have around the 25's? Caliper brakes?
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Hm, I should get the 29 width then, How do i measure if it fit my stays? is the tire 29 mm wide?
Yeah, just make sure you have more than 29mm worth of clearance. You should, but it's always smart to know/check.

The 29mm will be comfy and fast.

I'm not a fan of the tread on these, though, but it shouldn't be a problem. I prefer slick (treadless) tires on pavement.
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Yeah, just make sure you have more than 29mm worth of clearance. You should, but it's always smart to know/check.

The 29mm will be comfy and fast.

I'm not a fan of the tread on these, though, but it shouldn't be a problem. I prefer slick (treadless) tires on pavement.
Ehh that doesnt bother me, I just check 29 will be a real tight fit, Ill get the 24.
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