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32s or 28s?

Old 10-09-20, 10:02 PM
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32s or 28s...25s??

Got my GIANT Contend AR1 back in May and have been putting up a ton of miles. Average is slowing creeping up where Im seeing low 18 MPHs. Decided to upgrade to some Superteam Carbon wheels. A few on my team love them and they have multiple sets. Some have said to come down to 25s or maybe go 28s. Ive only ran the 32s that came with the Contend. Question is will I be able to run 32s on this rim..and if so..would I see benefits coming down to a 28 or even a 25. Specs on the rim...700c..50MM depth and rim width is 25MM...

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Old 10-10-20, 06:31 AM
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If those are the wheels on Amazon, the description shows 25 or 28 as the recommended tire size.
BTW, I don't know where you are but your user name in English comes off as pretty close to "lick butt" which is what dogs do. May not be what you intended

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It would be unusual if you couldn't run 25-32mm on most road wheelsets these days. As far as which you should run... YMMV. All things equal, you'll want slightly higher pressure in smaller tires - that may impact your comfort and/or speed, depending upon how heavy you are, the conditions of your roads, etc. You're just going to have to see for yourself.

At this point, you've run 32s, maybe try 28s and see for yourself. It's not a marriage - they're consumables. If you're putting on a ton of miles, you'll wear though them and have a chance to try something else in two or three months.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
BTW, I don't know where you are but your user name in English comes off as pretty close to "lick butt" which is what dogs do. May not be what you intended
^ clearly not a fan of the classic show Coffee Talk with host Linda Richman.
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It would be unusual if you couldn't run 25-32mm on most road wheelsets these days. As far as which you should run... YMMV. All things equal, you'll want slightly higher pressure in smaller tires - that may impact your comfort and/or speed, depending upon how heavy you are, the conditions of your roads, etc. You're just going to have to see for yourself.

At this point, you've run 32s, maybe try 28s and see for yourself. It's not a marriage - they're consumables. If you're putting on a ton of miles, you'll wear though them and have a chance to try something else in two or three months.

lol. Some always struggle with the name. As far as America, Im in Texas. Its pronounced like butter.. but I spell it lykbutta...thats also my gamertag on PS4.
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It would be unusual if you couldn't run 25-32mm on most road wheelsets these days. As far as which you should run... YMMV. All things equal, you'll want slightly higher pressure in smaller tires - that may impact your comfort and/or speed, depending upon how heavy you are, the conditions of your roads, etc. You're just going to have to see for yourself.

At this point, you've run 32s, maybe try 28s and see for yourself. It's not a marriage - they're consumables. If you're putting on a ton of miles, you'll wear though them and have a chance to try something else in two or three months.

Thanks for the input. I get so many responses just trying to get it right you know. When I first started out I was a heavier rider..63 - 289...now Ive dropped down to 241.
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At 241lbs you probably should rule out the 25s. You'd have to pump them up hard as rocks.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
At 241lbs you probably should rule out the 25s. You'd have to pump them up hard as rocks.

gotcha. I want to stick with 32s if possible.
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