Old 09-30-18, 11:35 PM
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There's a huge element of "fashion in thought" that goes on. Many years ago, tyres were 27"(rather than 700c) and the widths were in increments of 1/8".

At that time, utility bikes has 1 3/8" wide tyres (35 mm) and keen riders had 1" tyres (25mm), with various choices in between.

The pendulum is swinging back towards the comfort of wide tyres. It will swing back and back again.

You can ride what you've got or upgrade/adjust if you can afford it. Wider tyres will be more comfortable and probably have fewer punctures and slightly wider tyres may even be a tad faster in real world conditions. However, don't forget that, for many years, huge numbers of riders rode happily on 23mm tyres.

The important thing is to ride.
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