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Old 04-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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700x28 vs. 700x23

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I have a fitness bike, a Trek 7.7FX that originally came with 700x28 Bontrager Race Lite Tires. When I wore those out, I replaced them with 700x25 Bontrager Race X Lite tires. I now wore those out and I am looking for new tires. Most of the good tires are 700x23. What would the advantage of getting 700x23 vs 700x28 tires for my bicycle?
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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28 is pretty wide for normal road riding.

if you are looking for a tire for training on the road then a 25c tire will provide you with a smooth ride. if your regular rides were on the canal or gravel paths i would stick with 28c tires.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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I pretty much stick to the road and never go off with this bike. Do you have any suggestions on which tire I should get?
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continental gatorskin 25c if you wanna get FANCY then you can try vittoria open pave
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:41 AM   #5
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continental gatorskin 25c if you wanna get FANCY then you can try vittoria open pave
Pave Pave Pave Pave!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:55 AM   #6
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23 in the warmer months, 25 in winter months,

the 23 i like conti grand prix, but just got a flat from a brand new one, i think it was maybe pinched flat. gonna try them on my new easton ea90 tt wheel set
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help. My shop had an old Bontrager Race Lite tire and they gave me a deal I couldn't refuse. I went with the 700x25.
Thanks for your help!

The next time I am out to purchase new tires, I think I will shell out the cash for the Pave!
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #8
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a great 25 tire is this one:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57075

only 5g heavier than the 23 version and very bullet proof
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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Stick with 700x25s. They offer less rolling resistance http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_in...ing_resistance and they are more comfortable on rough roads. I ride with 25s on all my road bikes - I use Vittoria Open Corsa, Bontrager Race Lites , and Vredstein Fortezza.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:24 AM   #10
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a great 25 tire is this one:

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57075

only 5g heavier than the 23 version and very bullet proof
I had a lot of puncture flats with them. They came on my Secteur....

The Armadillo version is very bomb proof.

though... my bike has the Bontrager Race All-Weather HARDCASE
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