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Old 01-17-08, 09:52 PM
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Tire sizing question

I'd like to put a set of studded tires and fenders on a Hybrid bike I have so I can ride it in the snow. It currently has 700 x 38 c tires. The only studded tires I see are 700 x 35mm and the the fenders only go up to 700 x 35 also. Can I put these on my bike since the rims are 700 ? Not sure if the width makes a difference. Can you clear this up for me.

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Old 01-18-08, 12:26 AM
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sure can, they will be a hair narrower than your current tires.
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Old 01-18-08, 12:01 PM
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Width is just that. In rare cases, you can get a tire that's too narrow for your rim. You are not one of those cases. Go for the Nokian tires; they're the best, if you can afford them.
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Old 01-19-08, 12:05 PM
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Thanks for the info. I've placed my order and will let you know how they went on.
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had 700x40 tires on my hybrid and use SKS P50 fenders Switched to Nokian W106s for the winter without any trouble. The front fender doesn't go down as far as I would like. Someday I'll make a mudflap extension for it.
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Old 01-30-08, 06:52 PM
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Got my tires and they went on just fine. The fenders fit well and there were no clearance problems.
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glad to hear it went well. which fenders did you get?
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I went with the planet bike hardcore freddy fenders. They seemed to be the best choice for me with the mudflap on the bottom. They fit well and work really nice.
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