Tire Size: 700x28 vs 27"x1 1/4"
I'm considering replacing the badly worn wheels on my Trek 620 touring bike. I do light touring - MS 150, Tour de Cure, century rides and long recreational. I ride mostly on paved, smooth surfaces but also ride on hard packed limestone. I have the opportunity to purchase a pair of Sun CRT 16 II rims that come with 700x28 tires. The wheels are built for touring, with 36 spokes in 4x lacing and the hubs are Suntour Sprint sealed, bearing hubs. I've always used 27 x 1 1/4 tires on my old Mavic (sp) Safaris. The Mavics are similarly laced. Could you all please weigh in on the difference (other than size, obviously) in terms of performance, handling and comfort between the two sizes. Will the 700x28s be good for the type of riding I do? Will I have any clearance issues with my cantilever brakes?
Looking forward to hearing from you all - and thanks in advance.