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How much space do I need between my tire and brakes to change from 700×23 to 700×25 or 700×28 tires?

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Asked by: Allison Tyson

Will 700x25c fit 700x23c?

They’ll be fine – I’d certainly use them without question in a 23mm tyre. Most tubes cover a range like 18-25 and 25-38.

How far should brakes be from wheels?


You should have an ample amount of free play at the brake lever, and the brake pads should be about three-millimeters (1/8-inch) away from the rim. Make sure that the cam is closed and then adjust the cable barrel to get the lever throw where you want it. Tip #1: Most cyclists run their brakes too close to the rim.

How much clearance do you need between tire and frame?

We recommend a minimum of 3 mm clearance between your tires and the closest part of your bike. Any less, and you risk having your tire rub under hard acceleration or if the wheel develops a slight wobble.

What is the difference between 700×25 and 700x25c?

All those tire sizes you list are the same. If there were different prices for the “700×25” and the “700x25c”, it’s because there was some other difference between the tires, like model, threads per inch, bead type (wire or kevlar), etc… The other widths were designated 700a, 700b, 700c… you get the picture.

What’s the difference between 700×23 and 700x23c?

There is no difference.

700×23 and 700x23c are just the sizing for the bike tire.

Will a 25c fit in an 23c?

Should a 25c tyre fit where I previously had a 23c tyre? If you mean should it fit on the same rim then the answer is yes, it should.

Do you need to bed in rim brakes?

A bed-in process is required in any metallic brake system, including the brakes on a car, and your disc-brake gravel or road bike is no exception. It’s a simple procedure, less than 10 minutes long, and ensures that the first time you really need those discs, they’re working at full strength.

How do you center rim brakes?

Quote from video: And then tighten up that bolt then you've normally got a screw or a socket head here on the actual brake caliper itself that. You can then fine-tune. That adjustment to centrally align them.

How do you adjust brake rim width?

Quote from video: See. It's not so hard. With your pads in the correct position the right way to align your brakes is to first loosen the caliper bolt Center the caliper by I then tighten the caliper bolt back down.

How much clearance is enough?

Generally, all- or four-wheel drive is a must, as is finding a vehicle with enough ground clearance so it can drive over obstacles — hills, rocks, mud, creeks — without sustaining damage. As a general rule of thumb, a vehicle with 8.5 inches of clearance or more should be pretty good.

What is tire clearance?

We can define tire clearance as the minimum of the distance(s) from the tire to the object(s) its being measured with respect to. That is, for each item in the set of objects, measure the distance between the closest point on the tire and the object. Then, take the minimum of these distances over the set of objects.

How much clearance does a gravel tire need?

These bikes have similar tire clearance to a mountain bike. If you’re on the mountain bike end of the gravel spectrum, make sure your gravel bike has clearance for at least a 45 mm tire, whether that’s on a 650b rim or 700c rim. If you’re more of a roadie, 40 mm is plenty.

Is 23mm the same as 23c?

They are indeed the same size of tire. For some reason, the “c” gets shuffled about, sometimes being put after the 700, sometimes being put after the tire width (in this case, 23mm), etc.

What is the difference between 23 and 25 tires?

That 2mm extra width works out as 15% greater air volume inside the tyre. This means 25mm rubber gives a noticeably more comfortable ride on most surfaces than the 23mm equivalent at the same pressure.

What does 700×23 32 mean?

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Can you put 25 tires on a 23 rim?

It’s possible to put 25-inch tires on 23-inch rims, but it isn’t recommended.

What size wheel is 700x25c?

A tire size you might see on a road bike:

700x25c indicates a tire with a 700mm outer diameter and a 25mm width.

Which is faster 25c or 28c?

25c is faster for both aero and a little bit of weight provided your roads are in decent shape.

Do pro riders use 28mm tires?

Race bikes: 23-25mm, increasingly up to 28mm

The common standard for many years was 23mm (it used to be even narrower) but that has changed as the pro peloton adopted wider tyres, with 25mm slowly becoming the default choice.

What does 700×25 28c mean?

New Specialized tires have split sizing. So your 700×25/28 tires have the width of a 25c and height of a 28c.