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What Is Your Skinniest Tire?

Old 04-23-22, 10:57 PM
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What Is Your Skinniest Tire?

Just came to the realization that I don't have a bike with anything narrower than a 35mm tire.

What's your skinniest rubber? *

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Old 04-23-22, 11:10 PM
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23 mm at 260 lbs. no issues.
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Old 04-23-22, 11:13 PM
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* I'm not asking about your weight or your issues.
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Pretty skinny...&in my posession.
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27 x 1 1/8 (28mm) on a vintage Peugeot UO-8.
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25 mm tubeless for the road.
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23s.

I got the vines clipped after my 2nd child. Before that, I think I used Magnums.
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23's.....
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Pretty skinny...&in my posession.
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I think I have some 20mm on my old Raleigh. They're starting to rot a little, so I guess I'll change them.

Back in the 70's and 80's thin was in. Tires got fatter as did we.
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23mm does anybody have a 23mm and 25mm mounted side by side to see the visual difference?
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My gravel bike has 45mm tires, my MTB has 2.35 inch tires and my fixie has 32mm tires....I won't ride anything smaller than 32mm.
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25mm, but replacing with 28s as they wear out.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
23mm does anybody have a 23mm and 25mm mounted side by side to see the visual difference?
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Originally Posted by seypat
thanks that is helpful. Any chance of a 28mm to compare? I have a mid 90's Ritchey road logic and trying to see if I could fit 28's on it. I don't have a ton of clearance. I know the 25's should fit but would like to go wider if possible.


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Originally Posted by jadmt
thanks that is helpful. Any chance of a 28mm to compare? I have a mid 90's Ritchey road logic and trying to see if I could fit 28's on it. I don't have a ton of clearance. I know the 25's should fit but would like to go wider if possible.


I'm going for a ride now. Give me some time. I have multiple bikes. I have the same brand of tire mounted in 700/23, 25, 28, 27x1" and 27x1 1/4".
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23mm skin-walls on my '84 Raleigh because that is what it was born with. I like the looks of skinny tires on old bikes.
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27mm Challenge Paris Roubaix.

It's funny that "back in the day", in the 1970's all of us bike guys tried to find the skinniest tires. We all ran 23mm. They were cool looking back then, we thought, but I never liked the ride of skinny tires. I thought my 27x1 1/4 IRC tires rode better.
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