Is it possible to use in Carrera bikes tyres 700x28c? Anybody are using these?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by industrial.carlos, 18 Nov 2016.

  1. industrial.carlos

    industrial.carlos Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Hello everyone.

    Somebody knows if it is possible to use 700x28c Tyres in Carrera roads bike like:
    Zelos, Virtuoso, Vanquish. (I think all of them use the same wheel and similar frame).

    I´m planning to buy a new road bike maybe a Carrera but I would like to use the tyres that I’m using in my old road bike 700x28c (Marathon Schwalbe).

    Is it possible?
    Is the frame big enough?
    Do the wheels have proper inner width?
    Somebody could tell me the inner width on the Carrera wheels?


    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    I'd ask at Halfords and get them to fit the new tyres...assume a new bike
     
  3. OP
    OP
    industrial.carlos

    industrial.carlos Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I asked this question in Halford and they told me:

    Maybe you can use these tyres but I can't guarantee...
     
  4. DRM

    DRM Über Member

    Location:
    West Yorks
    My Carrera Zelos has Michelin Lithion2 25mm tyres on, which are comfy enough, I think 28mm may fit, if you can get the actual measurement across your tyres, you could go to Halfords and check in the flesh at the narrowest part of the frame, I feel you won't have a problem with the space in the fork.
     
  5. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    The maker's spec should give you a limit to the tyre width but it's not easy to find. As @DRM says, go into a Halfords and measure between the chainstays and seatstays. My contribution is to say that my Schwalbe Marathon + 28 was actually over 30mm wide on a 15c rim at 90psi. You might wish to measure how wide your tyres actually are, to inform your purchase.
     
  6. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Über Member

    On a carrera grade roadbike, the more clearance the better. They are not built for winning races.
     
  7. Andrew1971

    Andrew1971 Senior Member

    Location:
    Northallerton
    Hi All
    I think 28 will be too wide for the back. 25 most likley the biggest. My other half has the carrera zelos
    road bike. If you going to be putting mudguard's on i would stay with the 23.
    Andrew
     
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Indeed , i have 23s on my vanquish and the clearances are tight on the front .
     
  9. DRM

    DRM Über Member

    Location:
    West Yorks
    Mine has 25mm tyres on as I previously posted, it also has full mudguards front & rear, the vavaert ones from Planet X, the tyres are far, far superior to the awful CST things it came with.
     
  10. Roadie82

    Roadie82 Member

    I know it's an old thread but I have been searching for an answer to this for a while and decided to take the plunge.
    I have the 2017 (blue) Zelos and it is currently on 700 28 schwalbe delta cruisers with no problem whatsoever. Plenty enough clearance. The tyres might not be for everyone but as a test case I thought someone might benefit from knowing
     
    Banjo likes this.
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