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what size tires are on your single speed?

Old 07-27-10, 02:08 PM
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what size tires are on your single speed?

Contemplating getting a single speed, curious which sized tires to put on it for commuting around Vancouver city streets
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Old 07-27-10, 02:11 PM
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23, 25, 28mm are on my bikes. 28 on my commuter, not too small or big for my liking.

Bigger tires are the way to go for rough roads as they soften up the ride and offer excellent pinch flat protection.
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Old 07-27-10, 02:19 PM
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Currently 26, but have some 23's and 25's once those wear out.

For off-road singletracks, I've got some 32-38's.
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Old 07-27-10, 02:22 PM
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25 for the road.
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Old 07-27-10, 02:23 PM
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27X1.25 and some 28s
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Old 07-27-10, 02:24 PM
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25.
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Old 07-27-10, 02:28 PM
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mine says 23 but it looks more like 25 to me
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700x23 right now, 700x30 cx tires for them winter.
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25 or 28

whatever i can get a good deal on, where i ride 23's might be a bit overkill
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700 x 23 all day every day. rough or smooth, rain or shine. =]
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Old 07-27-10, 02:52 PM
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700x23---commuters

700x21---high powered beast
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23's on daily driver
38's on my big boy
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32 schwalbe durano up front,
28 fyxation in back. although the fyxations are closer to 32 than 28.

i like em a little big ;p
roads around here can be pretty bad, and my 215 pound body needs some tire cushion lol
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Old 07-27-10, 03:13 PM
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23 because i like to go fast.
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If you are talking about Vancouver BC, then it doesn't really matter, use whatever you want. I prefer 23c though, but that's just me.
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Old 07-27-10, 03:23 PM
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700cx28. I wouldn't do smaller unless I were racing. On my load-hauling bike, I have 700cx35, which are nice and comfortable, and 26"x1.5 on the tandem.
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700x23 (Conti 4000's)
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Have toured on 23s, which are on my road bike.

My SS commuter is still on its stock 28s, and when those wear out, I will probably replace them with 23s. Both work great.
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Old 07-27-10, 03:56 PM
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28c on my commuter, small-town VT roads aren't exactly "Maintained" and they are awesome.
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700x23 (Conti 4000's)
Johnny boy, do you have a velospace? Haven't seen close ups of your Rush.
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Old 07-27-10, 03:58 PM
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I always gravitate toward 25s.
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25 does seem to be the sweet spot. Comfort with no noticeable loss of speed.
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23s for tooling around town
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23c - Track

25c, 30c, 35c, 38c, 40c, 42c on my beater/winter bike... depends on time of year, destination, etc.
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