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Putting on a 28mm tyre

Old 04-22-16, 03:04 AM
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Putting on a 28mm tyre

Hi, i'm fairly new to cycling and right now my tyres are 23mm (700X23C) and I'd like to try replace them with 28's.
On my rims it says 622x17mm. And if I go and look for the tyre I want, it says: 28-622, 700x28.
Will that tyre fit my rim?

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A 28 mm tire will work on a 17 mm wide rim. Verify you have frame clearance for the 28's and it may be a little more difficult installing and removing the wheel assembly at the brake calipers.
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Old 04-22-16, 03:51 AM
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Yep, clearance under the brake caliper will likely be the problem spot. Shorter calipers are more powerful, but don't leave much room for tires.
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