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Old 06-28-18, 02:23 PM
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Wheels and tires

Current bike has 700x23c wheels and tires. Iím looking to get something wider, more durable for the roads. Suggestions that would fit a 90s Trek 2300?
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Old 06-28-18, 02:37 PM
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ask your bike shop if they can try some 28mm tires on your bike
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Old 06-28-18, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Enpn View Post
Current bike has 700x23c wheels and tires. Iím looking to get something wider, more durable for the roads. Suggestions that would fit a 90s Trek 2300?
Measure the clearance between the tires, the fork and the frame. Then you can assess how much larger tires will fit - maybe different front and rear. Once you have the clearance measurements, feel free to share here if you wish further suggestions.
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Old 06-28-18, 05:16 PM
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dont use the wrong size tires. get new bike
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Old 06-28-18, 08:43 PM
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That vintage will not allow much over 26 mm,
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Old 06-29-18, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by epnnf View Post
dont use the wrong size tires. get new bike
So long as he's using a 700c tire that clears the frame and fork, there's nothing 'wrong' about it. It's not uncommon to switch to tires of different widths.
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Old 06-29-18, 09:33 PM
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Those wheels will handle much wider tires. The real test is what will fit in that frame and fork. You'll have to measure and eyeball it. A few mm of clearance is a good thing.
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