- 23c or 25c?
Will I notice a difference on the road? Currently have 23c and both tyres now have slices in them so need a new set. Only training rides and no racing and live with rough country lanes so need punters protection as well as being a little forgiving. Wondering whether going up to 25c is going to be noticeable at all.Posted 3 years agoOmar LittleMember
Depends on the tyre. Some 23c tyres are just about as big as others 25c!
For what it’s worth i dont really notice much difference when comparing like with like and going between 23c and 25c, whereas i do notice a difference between (for example) a 23c gatorskin and a 23c gp4000s ii.Posted 3 years agoahwilesMember
a large part of the fun of bikes is the fettling and tinkering. Try something, see for yourself, etc.
(although 23 to 25 isn’t a massive difference – i’d say it’s a positive difference, with no discernible drawbacks, but i’m an idiot, etc.)
if you run bigger tyres without reducing your pressures, you won’t feel any/much difference.
my suggestion, schwalbe durano, 28, ‘plus’ on the rear for more puncture resistance.
but i’m not a proper roadie…Posted 3 years agoTiRedMember
Depends on brand.
Schwalbe com up rather large and I wouldn’t bother, having run both.
Vittoria and Mavic are pretty much correct width, and I would definitely go for 25c. In fact I have 25 and 27c Open Corsa Paves. These are lovely tyres, but they do wear.
I’m a big fan of the top-end Mavic, don’t believe all you read in the press. They are very good indeed.
But if you want tubeless, 25c Schwalbe Ones are the best.Posted 3 years agodovebikerMember
25mm tyre has 20% more volume than 23, plus has lower rolling resistance – you can also reduce the pressure for more grip and less harshness. Been an advocate of wide tyres for about 15 years, particularly after riding and racing in Flanders and Northern France. Many people still pump their tyres too hard so don’t really get the benefit of a larger volume tyre.Posted 3 years ago
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