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Are there any cyclocross/road bike rims that I could buy that will fit on my Cannondale F600 mountain bike?

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Asked by: Shelia Jones

Can I put cyclocross tires on a road bike?

If space is really limited on your bike another option is a cyclocross tyre as these are typically 32-33mm wide and will fit in a wide majority of road bikes. They also come in many tread designs but most are fast-rolling and will be ideal for converting a road bike to a gravel bike.

How do I know if a wheel will fit my bike?

Look at the sidewall of your tire to find the tire size that will correspond with your new wheel size. On road bike tires, you’ll see a number pairing such as 700×23. The first number (700) is a size which roughly corresponds to the outer diameter of the tire in millimeters.

Can you use 29er wheels on cyclocross?

yes.As long as its 135mm rear spacing.

What diameter is a 700c wheel?


The more useful number is the diameter of the wheel between the bead seats for the tyre. That’s controlled by ISO standard 5775 and is 622mm for 700c wheels.

Are cyclocross bikes as fast as road bikes?

On flat surfaces, a road bike is faster than a cyclocross bike. You can hit speeds of around 55 kph on average while riding a road bike whereas a cyclo-cross bike mostly stays in the range of 48-50 kph. However, of course terrain will have a big impact on the speeds of the two types of bike.

What size are cyclocross tires?

Tire Width In Cyclocross

Cyclocross bike’s existing tire size is 700c, which is the same for the great majority of racing bikes.

Can you put different size wheels on a bike?

Technically it can be done. Different wheel sizes were used over the years, starting from late 1980s in some niche touring bikes, where front wheel was significantly smaller than the rear one.

What does 700C mean?

The term “700c” is the tire size according to the French system. The “700” is stating the diameter of the bicycle tire and “c” is the width size of the tire.

How do I know what size rim I need for my bike?

Using a tape measure, place the bottom of the tape at the lowest point of the tire (on the ground) and measure in a straight line to the centre of the bike wheel to find your wheel radius (as shown in the image above). Multiply your wheel’s radius by two to find the wheel’s diameter.

Is a 29 inch wheel the same as 700c?

29″ (ISO size 622) is actually the same rim diameter as 700C, although most 29″ tires will not fit 700C road rims because they’re too wide. 29″ tires are popular with mountain bikers; search for 29″ MTB. 650B (ISO size 584) is used for some randonneur bikes and other specialized bikes.

What is the difference between 700c and 26 inch wheels?

A 26 inch, or a 650c wheel is about 1 inch smaller (about 2 inches smaller with road slicks) in diameter than a 700c. On smaller bikes, that 2 inches is a big help in building the perfect size without sacrificing performance.

What is the difference between 29 inch and 700c?

A 29-inch wheel is the same as a 700C wheel most of the time. The “29-inch” designation uses the nominal sizing system, while the “700c” designation uses the French sizing system. Both wheels have an ISO system measurement of 622mm and are effectively interchangeable.

What does CX mean in cycling?

Cyclo-cross (cyclocross, CX, cyclo-X or ‘cross) is a form of bicycle racing.

Can you ride a CX bike on gravel?

The short answer is, yes, you can. Cyclists regularly bring out their cyclocross bike for their favorite gravel road ride, and, in a pinch, a gravel bike will work decently enough on the cyclocross course to get you to the finish line.

What’s the difference between a gravel and a cyclocross bike?

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Can I put gravel tires on my road bike?

Quote from video: And your fork. You can of course rides gravel roads on a 23 mile wide tire but you'll probably need to pump it up to this rock.

Can you put thicker tires on a road bike?

Remember that larger tires are both wider and stick out more from the wheel. On a road bike, odds are high that you can put a slightly larger (say, go from 25mm to 30mm) tire but not a hugely larger tire. If you want to make a big jump you probably also want to get wheels with a wider rim.

What is the difference between a cyclocross and road bike?

Cyclocross and road bikes are both designed to traverse across different terrains. Therefore, their geometry, gears, wheels, tire sizes, and comfort levels vary greatly. Cyclocross are designed for performance on rough terrain, whereas road bikes are designed for speed on flat roads.

Can I ride my road bike on gravel?

You can ride your regular road bike on gravel – I do it all the time. Put wider tires on your road bike and your ready to roll. I ride 28 mm tires on my road bike — the maximum size that fits — and the bike handles well. Some people ride 25 mm and some 30 mm or wider.

Can gravel bike be used for cyclocross?

In short, yes. Absolutely. And a cyclocross bike can easily tackle gravel events. It’s like using an aero TT bike with a straight block cassette to climb the Alps.

How much faster is road bike vs gravel bike?

Because road bikes are designed mainly for competitive cycling, they are faster than gravel bikes. If you ditch your gravel bike for a road bike and you ride with the same power and efficiency, you should get 1 or 2mph more on the bike.