Tyre Size & Recommendation

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Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby groberts » 11 Apr 2018, 4:00pm

I'm looking to replace the tyres on my son-in-law's oldish Ribble bike. At he moment it has Vitoria Roma 22 22-622 700-22C tyres on Mavik wheels (no wheel info). This tyre size now seems hard to come by with the 700-23 more commonly available.

1. Would a 700-23 tyre fit OK?
2. Can anyone recommend a suitable, not too expensive and hard wearing tyre?

Thanks, Graham

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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby reohn2 » 11 Apr 2018, 4:34pm

I'D be amazed if 700x23 won't for and I'd recommend Conti Gaitorskins or Vittoria Rubinos as the replacement tyres.
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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby tim-b » 11 Apr 2018, 4:50pm

Hi
Some makes measure larger than others for the same nominal size. There shouldn't be a huge problem tho
IME Schwalbe are sometimes a lower height (only by 1 mm) than other makers. Compare here... https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/
A wired Schwalbe Durano S with Raceguard is £15 at Planet X, the well-regarded folding Schwalbe One V-Guard is £25
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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby Valbrona » 11 Apr 2018, 5:36pm

22/23/25/28mm are all sizes you might consider.

What's important are the frame clearances. Fatter tyres might rub on parts of the frame.
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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby groberts » 13 Apr 2018, 1:48pm

Thanks for the replies - would a folding v non folding make any difference + which is preferable?

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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby cycleruk » 13 Apr 2018, 2:07pm

groberts wrote:Thanks for the replies - would a folding v non folding make any difference + which is preferable?

Folders, size for size, are usually lighter in weight.
And, to me, are easier to get on and off if punctured. (that does though depend on rims and brand of tyre)
Personally I use "Continental" Grand Prix's series or whatever is on offer at the time.
A bit pricey but I find they have good puncture protection with good grip and reasonable wear.
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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby Vorpal » 13 Apr 2018, 3:00pm

+1 for Continental Grand Prix. I use the 4 seasons, but many on here consider them unnecssarily expensive.

As for size, you can rpobably fit anything up to a 25 mm tyre. you might be able to fit a 28 mm tyre, but I wouldn't try without measuring clearance.
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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 13 Apr 2018, 3:21pm

I wouldn’t touch Continental tyres with someone else’s barge pole. I’ve had GP4000sII and GP 4 seasons, and they have proven to be as durable as toothpaste. Personally I’d recommended Michelin’s Pro4 endurance, and I can’t speak highly enough of the new Pirelli P Zero Velos I’ve had for about 5000 miles on one of my bikes.

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Re: Tyre Size & Recommendation

Postby gxaustin » 13 Apr 2018, 9:26pm

I like Michelin Pro4 Endurance. They are hard wearing and I just bought a 25c pair from Decathlon for less that £50. If you want a good budget tyre, I've found Michelin Lithion 2 to be good. I've got Conti 4 seasons but they are graining after about a year. I like Vittoria Randonneur too, if you don't mind rigids.