Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Building a new 700c wheel with 23mm rims? Pros and Cons and opinions wanted

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Building a new 700c wheel with 23mm rims? Pros and Cons and opinions wanted

Old 10-26-10, 09:46 PM
  #1  
dkmatdrum
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Building a new 700c wheel with 23mm rims? Pros and Cons and opinions wanted

I am considering new 700c road wheels with 23mm Velocity A23ims versus the 19mm Velocity Fusions that I have now.
I want to run 28mm Continental 4 Seasons tires with these. Would the sidewalls/rim seat being farther apart and therefore the tire being a lower profile make the tire any more prone to damage?
Is this a dumb thing to do?
thanks for any info
dkmatdrum is offline  
Old 10-26-10, 10:02 PM
  #2  
Jeff Wills
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
 
Jeff Wills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Posts: 9,561
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 684 Post(s)
Liked 332 Times in 221 Posts
Originally Posted by dkmatdrum View Post
I am considering new 700c road wheels with 23mm Velocity A23ims versus the 19mm Velocity Fusions that I have now.
I want to run 28mm Continental 4 Seasons tires with these. Would the sidewalls/rim seat being farther apart and therefore the tire being a lower profile make the tire any more prone to damage?
Is this a dumb thing to do?
thanks for any info
This is a smart thing to do. It's not a huge difference, but the wider rim will make the tire more stable when cornering due to the wider support. Removing the tire to fix a flat will be easier, too.

I routinely run 28mm tires on a 22.5mm wide Salsa Delgado rim. No particular issues for me...
__________________
Jeff Wills

Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..
Jeff Wills is offline  
Old 10-26-10, 10:10 PM
  #3  
Shimagnolo
Senior Member
 
Shimagnolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
Posts: 8,981
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2536 Post(s)
Liked 2,551 Times in 1,302 Posts
Two of my bikes have Velocity Synergy 23mm rims.
The road bike has 28mm Gatorskins, and the cyclo/tour bike has 32mm Marathon Supremes.
Both work great.
Shimagnolo is offline  
Old 10-26-10, 10:22 PM
  #4  
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 11,736
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 108 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
I like wider rims as well. For my crazy downhills I like 23mm rims with 25-28mm tyres. More stable cornering and better responsiveness.
DannoXYZ is offline  
Old 10-26-10, 10:25 PM
  #5  
jimblairo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 947

Bikes: Litespeed Ultimate 2006, Litespeed Pisgah , Specialized Roubaix 2008, Trek Madone 2011

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I run 25 and 28 tires on my A23 rims with 32 spokes. I was amazed at how stiff they are as I weigh 255lbs. The wide rim prevents tire roll over and I've found that I can run the tires at 10 psi less than on my DT 1.2 rims.
jimblairo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
SkylarG
General Cycling Discussion
4
06-24-15 10:47 AM
Lazyass
Road Cycling
18
10-13-14 02:32 PM
rpenmanparker
Road Cycling
14
04-27-13 05:45 PM
Ricanfred
Road Cycling
8
08-06-12 11:34 AM
oceanhug
Bicycle Mechanics
5
06-11-12 09:28 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.