Skinnier Tyres

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by ak88, 8 Feb 2008.

  1. ak88

    ak88 New Member

    I have a hybrid (leaning more towards a roadie) running 28mm tyres. Reading around forums etc, road bikes are geared (in both senses) to allow you to go further and faster. Would it be an improvement in a turn of speed if I was to go from 28 to 25 tyres?

    Would I be able to go further and faster for the same effort? Thinking about the Specialized All Condition Armadillos 25 (Currently Specialized Nimbus Armadillos).
  2. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Hi Ak88. A similar question was asked the other day. The answer is ... it depends.
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Width isn't always a factor, also constuiction of the tyre. I'm not very knowledgeable on tyres other than road bike ones, but you can have big differences in performance from tyres of same width.... eg. Michelin Pro Race 2 are miles better than their own basic offerings - the more you spend, the better they are.

    You could get some 25mm that are worse performing than your 28mm - all depends upon what you upgrade to.
  4. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Beside the road
    If you're after speed then you can do a heck of a lot better than the Spec' tyres.

    Wiggle have got Mitch' Pro race2 tyres on offer at the moment. They're slightly sketchy in the wet (Probably still better than the Armadillos) but very quick.
  5. OP

    ak88 New Member

    Thanks all.

    Chris - thanks for the link to the thread.

    Just thinking ahead as the Dun Run is on my schedule and any help the better, hence the question of the skinnier tyres.
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