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How to know what kind of tires work for my fork?

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Asked by: Jamie Salazar

How do I know what bike tires to buy?

Look at the side of your current tires to see what size you need.

  1. The first number is the tire diameter. The most common options are 26in., 27.5in. and 29in. …
  2. The second number is the width of the tire. This number is expressed in inches for mountain bike tires and in millimeters for road tires.


Do all MTB Forks fit all bikes?

No, sadly not. There are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration before choosing your perfect fork and the first is wheel size. Mountain bikes are available with 26in, 27.5in (650B) and 29in wheels and each requires a specific size of fork.

How do I know what size tires will fit my bike rims?

Check your tire’s sidewall—the numbers there indicate your tire size (roughly its outer diameter and its width, but not always in that order). Typical road bike tire: 700 x 32c indicates a tire that has an outer diameter of 700mm and a width of 32mm.

How do I know my fork size?

The more common method of specifying fork length on modern bikes, measured in a direct line from the fork crown to the axle. Length-on-Axis is the less common method of specifying fork length on modern bikes, measured from the fork crown to the axle along the steering/head tube axis.

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. However it’s not 700 millimeters it’s 633 millimeters. Also, another common mistake is that often riders confuse “c” with centimeters.

Do bike tires matter?

Fatter tyres can be run softer for more grip and comfort. That’s especially useful off road, where you sometimes need all the grip you can get. On the road, it’s still worth seeing if wider tyres will fit your bike. Most road bikes, for example, come with 23mm wide tyres.

Can I put a 29er fork on a 26 bike?

It would work, but there would be no benefit to it at all. It would probably just mess up the bikes geometry and add weight. You would only get more travel if the fork you put on has more travel than the one its replacing.

Can you put 140mm forks on a 120mm bike?

Going from 120 mm up to 140 mm should be perfectly fine.

Should I upgrade my MTB fork?

Generally, the more money you spend you get better performance, in trail and XC forks you get a lighter weight fork and a better feel, on trail/enduro forks you normally get better performance, stiffer chassis, and more adjustments.

How do I know if my rims are compatible?

The two easiest ways are to check the sticker plate in your car, it should be located inside the driver side door, or look online for the vehicle specifications for your exact make and model. That should tell you the standard rim size.

How do I know if rims will fit my tires?

You will see a series of letters and numbers that will look like this for example: 205/55R16. This will confirm the size of the tires on your vehicle. Make sure all 4 tires read the same size, as some vehicles come with staggered fitments which means the front and rear wheels and tires can be different sizes.

Does tire width matter bike?

The main disadvantage to the wider tires is weight. Switching to a slightly narrower tire will give you a little better acceleration performance and provide a zippier ride. For mountain biking, a wider tire (2.0 to 2.5″) will provide more air volume which is beneficial for riding on loose surfaces.

Can you put 27.5 tires on a 700c?

On 700c wheels, maximum tire clearance on frames usually hovers around 40 mm while frames that can take 650b wheels can then accommodate 2.1″ (53mm) or even 2.2″ (56 mm) tires. Knolly gives you options to run up to 700×45 tires or 27.5×2.1″ on its Cache, and still have clearance for fenders.

Can I fit 700c wheels on MTB?

You can put 700c tires on most mountain bikes without issues. Actually, the rim diameter 29-inch MTB wheels are identical to that of a 700c wheel. So as long as the width of the 700c tire isn’t smaller than the rim width, it will work perfectly on a mountain bike.

What is the difference between 700×23 and 700x23c?

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What size tires should my bike have?

Common standard road bike tire sizes are 700c x 23mm which is A standard road tire, indicating a tire diameter of approximately 700mm and a width of 23mm. There are also some uncommon sizes now, such as 510C 500c, 450c, etc. The common mountain bike tire size is 26.5er 27.5er 29er.

What size bike tires do I need for my height?

Size Chart For Mountain Bikes

Height (ft/in) Height (cm) Suggested Wheel Size
5’4 “- 5’7” 160 – 170cm 26″
5’5″ – 5’9″ 165 – 175cm 27.5″
5’9″ – 6’0″ 175 – 183cm 27.5″
6’0″ – 6’3″ 183 – 190cm 29″

What do the numbers on a bike tire mean?

These dimensions can be found on your tire: Diameter x Width. The first number is the diameter of your wheel. Sizes such as 26, 24, 20, 27.5, 29 and 700c are common tire diameters. The second number (after the X) is the width of your tire.

How do bike tire sizes work?

Bicycle tire measurements have two components. The larger number is the tire diameter in inches, and the smaller number is the tire width in inches. Tire diameter usually ranges from 12 to 26 inches, and tire width normally ranges from 1.75 to 2.215 inches.

What does C mean on bike tires?

It doesn’t mean anything, really. It’s a historical relic. At one point in time, “700c” was a standard tire/rim size, where “c” indicated the bead seat diameter and “700” was the diameter, in millimeters, when the tire was installed and inflated. That “700c” tire size has a 622 millimeter bead seat diameter.

How do I know what size my bike tire tube is?

Checking the Inner Tube Size You Need



The best way to check what size inner tube you need is to look on the sidewall of your tyre. Tyre manufacturers print the size on the sidewalls, so look out for numbers such as ‘700x23c’ for a road bike, or ’26×1. 75′ which is for mountain bikes.