Quick Answer: Can I fit 28mm Tyres on my road bike?

You can put 28mm tires on your road bike if its frame and forks have enough space to accommodate the tire. Some bicycles have big allowances than others, and so they allow you to fit larger tires.

Can I put 28mm tires on my road bike?

Most road bike frames can accommodate a tire as wide as about 28mm. Cyclocross and touring bikes are generally designed to accommodate wider tires.

Will a 28 tire fit a 700C rim?


The tyres can differ, but the 28”, 700C and 29er are all the exact same rim diameter. The 700 markings will be followed by the width in mm, and the 28 or 29 markings will be followed by the width in inches. This is the most common wheel size, so look out for familiar markings (such as 28×1.

Can I replace 25mm tires with 28mm?

Generally, a 28mm tyre is said to give lower rolling resistance over a 25mm and has been tested, though using a 28mm at the same pressure as the 25mm could spoil some of the comfort advantages. The numbers tell us that you could run a 28mm tyre at 20 psi lower than a 25 with very little performance difference.

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How much clearance does a 28mm tyre need?

You need at least around 3mm clearance around the new tyres, and the new tyres will be around 3mm larger on each side (rounding up). So, take a 6mm hex key, and make sure that you can fit it around the tyre in all places. It’s not just the frame that u have to check u have to make sure brakes work with them too.

Can I fit 28c Tyres?

For 28c, between 15 and 19. Tyres will usually fit on rims of different size, but may not be as secure on the rim, and if you go too far outside those recommended ranges, may just not fit at all. Though I’ve been a home bike mechanic for many years, yes, those size tires will fit most bike wheels.

Can I use a 25mm tube in a 28mm TYRE?

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

you can do it but the tube will be more stretched than normal.

Which is faster 25mm or 28mm?

Yes, they are still aerodynamically superior, but the rolling speed advantages outweigh this, certainly at the speeds of regular cyclists and even up to the speeds reached by keen amateurs, even professional cyclists are now running 25mm tubulars and sometimes 28mm for the Spring classics.

Will a 28 inch tube fit a 700C?

What fits what on different road wheels? As I understand it, a 28″ tyre fits 700c wheels and vice versa, a 27″ tyre wo’nt fit a 700c rim. A 700c inner tube will fit a 27″ wheel (i’m guessng probably a 28″ wheel too).

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IS 700C 28 or 29?

700C is 24 1/2 inches plus 2 x the tyre size. “29er” wheels use the 700C rim diameter (622mm) and come up at 29 inches with 2 1/4 inch (57mm) tyres. With 20mm tyres on the same diameter rims on a road bike the total diameter is only 26 inches.

What is a 28mm tire?

28mm tires are narrower, lighter, and support higher air pressure. Those properties make them more aerodynamic and faster when riding on smooth roads. The table below compares the weight of 28mm and 32mm tires: 28mm. Weight.

What’s the difference between 25c and 28c tyres?

All things being equal (same rims, same pressure, same tread type and same rubber compound) the 28c’s (1⅛″) would be a bit taller, wider and have a larger contact surface than the 25c’s (1″). That would mean the 28c would offer a smoother ride with the penalty of more rolling resistence.

Are 28mm tyres more comfortable?

“The most comfortable ride was achieved with the 28mm tyres at a pressure of 5.5 bar: the tyre still having plenty of reserve suspension travel due to its copious volume, while at the same time being barely at risk of puncture,” it says.

What is tire clearance on a road bike?

Basically its the gap between the tyre and any non-wheel part of the bike frame. Static clearance is almost exactly the same as the clearances you have while riding, as long as the wheel axle bearings aren’t sloppy and the wheel doesn’t move laterally.

How do you check bike tire clearance?

Check your clearances

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Check all around your wheels how much clearance you have between tire and frame/fork/brakes. Most important are: fork crown. brake calipers (front and rear): squeeze your brakes to get the clearance when you’re braking.

What tires will fit my bicycle rims?


Use Internal Width IDEAL TIRE RANGE*
Road-alloy 19-21 23-28mm
Road-carbon 17-23 25-28mm (or per manufacturers recommendation)
Gravel 21-26 28-50mm
Cross Country MTB + Bikepacking 26-32 1.9”-2.5” 48mm-63mm