- Wider road bike tyres?
I took it to 32mm on my commuter, it’s not draggy like MTB tyres (even MTB slicks), but it does produce lower average speeds than 28 or 25mm, but is more comfortable and less likely to pinch puncture with the weight of panniers hitting potholes.
I’ve had 25mm and 23mm on wider road rims and that’s probably the peak of the comfort/speed IME.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I need some new tyres for my commuter,
it’s currently got the 700 x 23c jobs that came on it, I’ve gotten on OK with 25’s on my other road bike in the past, I reckon the frame and fork have got plenty of clearance for a 28+.
So I’m thinking bigger will be “Better” comfort wise but I don’t want to make the bike a draggy nightmare, for all their faults the current tyres do roll reasonably well.
Anybody got any experience based input on the Drag/Rolling/Comfort/flat resistance benefits or drawbacks of using 25 Vs 28mm tyres?
What about mixing tyre sizes? F & R?
Thoughts?Posted 4 years ago
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