Is there really much difference between 700cx23 and 700cx25 tyres

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by johnnyb47, 6 Apr 2019.

  1. Smudge

    Smudge Senior Member

    Price was certainly a factor when i bought the CD+, along with wanting minimum level 5 PP. At around £10 a hoop at the time, i considered them a great deal. They were also the Reflex ones. Clearance at Chain Reaction i think.
    Good to know the difference between CD+ and MG, and although mileage is not a big deal to me, if there's not a lot in the price between them, i'll try MG next time.
  2. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    When I swapped from Conti gp4000s 23's to 25's the ride definitely felt slightly less harsh and a bit more comfortable.
    As others have remarked is it the slight extra width or lower pressure......not sure? You could believe what the experts say or not.
    As for idea, I would imagine its how good your legs are on the day.
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  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You get extra volume from a 25 over a 23, but if you ride through a damp patch and then look at the mark the tyre leaves on the dry the contact patch is the same width.
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    You need the extra pressure to prevent 'pinch flats' on skinny tyres so you can't just run those less inflated.
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  5. 172traindriver

    172traindriver Legendary Member

    Never did
  6. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
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