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Old 01-26-06, 09:40 PM   #1
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my new bike's tires

In November, I ordered a Trek 7300FXS (worth $899 NZD). It wasn't going to be in the shop until December. They said they'd ring when it came in. In January, this month, I rung up to find out what the holdup was. It turns out they forgot to order it in the first place. To cut a long story short, they offered me a Mongoose Crossway 850 (worth $1199 NZD). After much deliberation, I decided the Mongoose Crossway 850 was a better bike. I got it a few days ago, and am VERY happy with it. I've just got a few questions:

It's got 622x18 Alex Adventurer rims. What is the narrowest tire size that I could comfortably get on here?

It's riding on Hutchinson Acrobat 700x32c tires currently, which have quite a bit of tread i.e. not slick.
Do you think that changing to slicker tires such as All Condition Armadillos would make a difference to the rolling resistance?

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Absolutely. I switched my hybrid's knobby tires (700x28) for WTB Slickasaurus tires (700x27) and the difference in rolling resistance is quite noticeable. I ride almost exclusively on paved streets, so I really have no need for knobby tires.
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