Is 35C tyre a common size or not?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by night cycler, 22 May 2019.

  1. I`m thinking of putting a better tyre on the back of my hybrid. The size is 700 x 35C . Not seen the C on the width dimention before. On the roadie I have 700c 25.
     
  2. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    There are loads of 700x 35mm tyres…
     
  3. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Plenty of 35,38mm tyres out there
     
  4. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Plenty about my london rd has a pair on at the moment.
     
  5. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

  6. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Yes no great shortage.

    You might be pleasantly surprised by the ride after your adventures on 25 - I wouldn't go below 28, but then I don't race.

    I'd check out PlanetX for good deals on tyres if you can justify the postage charges, maybe by buying other stuff.

    (just put some 37s from PlanetX on a new build of mine - cost not a lot over a fiver each as I recall)
     
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  7. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Pretty sure the C in 35c is a misnomer and all you really need to worry about is the x35 in reference to tyre 'thickness'

    More on the subject here - www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

    It seems the A/B/C/D letters refer to an old French size classification.

    EDIT: Cross posted with @Dogtrousers. I should have read the SB article quicker :laugh:
     
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  8. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I ride 32mm and 35mm tyres, believe me when I say these are certainly not slow!
     
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  9. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Like @skol says forget the C bit I did and not had an issue.
     
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Look for 700c x 35mm
     
  11. OP
    OP
    night cycler

    night cycler Veteran

    I`m be sticking with the 35 size.

    I fancy an Armadillo for the back. I noticed a short while ago when I was was looking at Amadillo for the road bike that the prices had shot up. I heard that Specialised had told their retailers that they were not allowed to discount them.
     
  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Oh and it’s against the law to have non matching tyres front and rear ;)
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    night cycler

    night cycler Veteran

    They`ll be matching in size but not brand.:okay:
     
  14. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yep that’s what’s against the law ;)
     
  15. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Agree with you.
    Lots of research undermines the idea that wider tyres are necessarily slower. I did rashly once buy a pair of 25s (mid life crisis?) - thankfully one exploded as I tried to fit it after extended storage so I sold the other. Thinking of doing the Dynamo this year - maybe on abiove-mentioned fiver 37s.
     
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