Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Bianchi Minimax Tifoso dansenior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    My Bikes
    1995 Bianchi Minimax Fixed Gear, 1995 Dawes Galaxy
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tyre Choice/Upgrade From Michelin World Tour 32c

    Ive got a Dawes galaxy with Michelin World Tour 700x32c tyres, I was wandering whether I would feel a difference in speed and rolling resistance if I upgraded to race type 28c tyres, and whether its as easy as swapping them, (whether theyll fit the same rims).

    Im thinking of getting some Continental Grand Prix 4 Season tyres in 700x28c size, I know that itll probably be a harsher ride, with the narrower tyres, but interested to hear what people think, whether its worth the money in changing or not, they would cost 64, about $105.
    Steel is Real

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    IF steel deluxe 29er tourer
    Posts
    1,417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How wide is the inside of your rims? If 19mm or less you'll be easily able to run 28mms. As for the ride, at 80% of maximum pressure (assuming unloaded) you might notice a slight difference in ride roughness and better acceleration. But not enough that I would replace a perfectly good set of tires.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Cyclebum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    NE Tx
    My Bikes
    Tour Easy, Linear USS, Lightening Thunderbolt, custom DF, Raleigh hybrid, Felt time trial
    Posts
    2,548
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For touring, I go for puncture resistance first. The time it takes to fix a flat can neutralize any small speed advantage you'd get from a "racing" tire. And a long day in the saddle is less tiring on a tire big enough to smooth out the road a bit.

    In other words, spend your money on something more useful than a smaller, lighter tire.
    The bicycle is one of the great inventions of mankind. Delights children, challenges young men to feats of daring, and turns old men into boys again.--Me

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •