700x28 vs. 700x23

Discussion in 'Tour de NJ' started by goodvibe, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. goodvibe

    goodvibe Member

    Location:
    Union County, NJ
    Greetings!
    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?
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. ArmyOfNone

    ArmyOfNone New Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    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.
     
  3. goodvibe

    goodvibe Member

    Location:
    Union County, NJ
    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?
     
  4. ArmyOfNone

    ArmyOfNone New Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    continental gatorskin 25c if you wanna get FANCY then you can try vittoria open pave
     
  5. kush

    kush Active Member

    Location:
    princeton, nj
    Pave Pave Pave Pave!!
     
  6. freeride

    freeride New Member

    Location:
    nj
    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:popcorn:
     
  7. goodvibe

    goodvibe Member

    Location:
    Union County, NJ
    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!
     
  8. martin

    martin Active Member

    Location:
    Marlton, NJ
  9. veloduffer

    veloduffer Member

    Location:
    Morris Cty
    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  10. tednugent

    tednugent Member

    Location:
    North Jersey
    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
     
  11. martin

    martin Active Member

    Location:
    Marlton, NJ
    really? i've had them on my road bike since hell of hunterdon and not one puncture...

    a pinch flat on HoH but that's my fault =[
     
  12. tednugent

    tednugent Member

    Location:
    North Jersey
    Yep... despite the Flak Jacket protection, I've had a lot flats with them.

    I have friends with Specialized Mondos with Flak Jacket, and they both had flats with the Flak Jacket protection on Ride to Montauk (a ride notorious for getting flats)...
     
  13. goodvibe

    goodvibe Member

    Location:
    Union County, NJ
    My 7.7 FX originally came with a 700x28 hardcase and I wanted to try a thinner tire. It rides well with the 700x25's. I have tried the armadillos and they were pretty bombproof, they were just a major pain to get on and off.

    I did wind up replacing the spent tire with a 700x25 Bontrager Race Lite tire. I have had these on a couple of my other bikes and they are good. I do appreciate the suggestions!


     

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