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View Poll Results: 27" x 1 1/4 vs 700c
27" 3 33.33%
700 6 66.67%
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Old 07-03-05, 09:25 PM   #1
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27" x 1 1/4 vs 700c

any real difference?

It seems that I have alot more choices in tires if I go to 700c size, any advantage to staying with 27" tires?
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If you are touring in remote places, 27 x 11/4 is easier to find in department stores. If you are going to places where local bicycle shops are prominent, then go with the 700c tires.

In any case, pick up GOOD tires. Don't settle for the cheaper ones (under $20 US). I bought some 27 inch that were supposed to be "touring" tires, and had blowouts from the bead side of the tire. They apparently did not fit my rim correctly, and may have been manufactured with too much stretch. Since I got the good tires (after confronting the LBS with the problem), I have had no problems.


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I tour with 700c tires, and carry a good-quality folding spare. Given the wide availability of 700c tires (at least in the US) it's not unreasonable to expect to get *sike shop.ome* kind of spare in any town with a bike shop.
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