Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Which tires to put on Alex ACE-19 rims?

Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Which tires to put on Alex ACE-19 rims?

Old 04-09-10, 09:15 AM
  #1  
b0dyman11
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Which tires to put on Alex ACE-19 rims?

Hi! I'm brand new in cycling world and it's sort of easy to get lost in it. I bought a Spec Tricross Sport last year and it came with Alex ACE-19 rims and 700 X 32 tires. I ride my bike mostly on the road and I'm willing to improve performance by changing couple of parts on it. The first thing I want to change is tires. Which tires would fit on this type of rims? I found a good deal on a pair of Vittoria Diamante Pro, which are 700 X 23, 220 TPI. I know these are good tires but will they fit on my rims?

Thanks for your help!

P.S. I ain't got no money to upgrade the rims for now so please, don't suggest me to change them
b0dyman11 is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 09:20 AM
  #2  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 32,073

Bikes: 02 GTO, 2011 Magnum

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1046 Post(s)
Liked 584 Times in 293 Posts
They should fit ok.
700 X 25's might be better for you.
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"

10 Wheels is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 09:25 AM
  #3  
Wanderer
aka Phil Jungels
 
Wanderer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Aurora, IL
Posts: 8,234

Bikes: 08 Specialized Crosstrail Sport, 05 Sirrus Comp

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 202 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 56 Posts
The size of the tire is determined by the interior width of the rim. Somewhere on the label, it will say something like 622-18. the 18 would be the interior width. A starting rule of thumb is 1.5 times the 18 would be the minimum width of the allowable tire, or 2 times the 18 would be the maximum. Other tire manufacturers will suggest differently, so check their websites.
Wanderer is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 11:44 AM
  #4  
Andy_K 
Senior Member
 
Andy_K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Posts: 13,217

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 393 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2304 Post(s)
Liked 1,022 Times in 515 Posts
According to the Alex website, the interior width on that rim is 17mm. That puts the "recommended" minimum tire width at 25, but I'd bet that 23 would also work. Apparently it's more at risk for pinch flats, but proper inflation usually avoids that problem.
Andy_K is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 12:25 PM
  #5  
b0dyman11
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for you answer

Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
They should fit ok.
700 X 25's might be better for you.
And why would the 700 X 25 be better for me than the 23? What's the difference between both: Comfort on road... speed?
b0dyman11 is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 12:29 PM
  #6  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 32,073

Bikes: 02 GTO, 2011 Magnum

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1046 Post(s)
Liked 584 Times in 293 Posts
Comfort. Just as quick.
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"

10 Wheels is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 12:32 PM
  #7  
tiggermaxcocoa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 67
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If 25c is just as quick as 23c, but more comfortable, why would anyone choose 23c?
tiggermaxcocoa is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 03:05 PM
  #8  
c_m_shooter
Senior Member
 
c_m_shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Posts: 1,975

Bikes: Soma Pescadero, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker, Gravity SS 27.5, Monocog 29er

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 177 Times in 128 Posts
Originally Posted by tiggermaxcocoa View Post
If 25c is just as quick as 23c, but more comfortable, why would anyone choose 23c?
Because pinch flats are an excuse to take a brake.
c_m_shooter is offline  
Old 04-09-10, 03:22 PM
  #9  
black_box 
Fax Transport Specialist
 
black_box's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: chicago burbs
Posts: 977

Bikes: '17 giant propel, '07 fuji cross pro, '10 gary fisher x-caliber

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked 118 Times in 78 Posts
i have continental GP4000 S tires which are 700x23 on my ACE-19 rims, no issues so far.
black_box is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ThermionicScott
Classic & Vintage
38
07-29-19 11:41 AM
NeoY2k
Bicycle Mechanics
18
01-28-19 07:12 PM
disq
Bicycle Mechanics
18
03-25-18 12:35 AM
bikebreak
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
6
07-26-15 06:55 PM
Ricanfred
Road Cycling
8
08-06-12 11:34 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.