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Another tire size question

Old 05-06-15, 04:24 PM
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Another tire size question

I have on my bike 700x28 tires. Does the 28 refer to the width of the tire if looking at it from above or is it another dimension?
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It's the nominal width.
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Buyer beware though, not all tire makers conform to the same width standards. Tire X from company X might be wider or narrower than tire Y from company Y. Even between models from the same make.
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