Common questions

What does 700c mean on bike?

What does 700c mean on bike?

700C is used to refer to any tire, rim, or wheel with a 622mm BSD, but it could be on a skinny-tired road bike where the wheel has an actual diameter of only 660mm (which is actually a little LESS than 26 inches!), or a mountain bike with a wheel diameter of over 29 inches.

What is a 700c tire size?

700c x 23mm
700c. A standard road tire is 700c x 23mm, indicating a tire diameter of approximately 700mm and a width of 23mm. When shopping for road tires, you’ll look for 700c x your preferred width, 23mm being the slimmest option and going up to 36mm.

What is the difference between 27.5 and 700c?

Just as a 700C wheel is the same diameter as a 29” (29er) wheel, 650B shares the exact same rim diameter as 27.5”. 27.5”/650B rims have a bead seat diameter of 584mm, and 29”/700C rims have a bead seat diameter of 622mm.

Can you ride studded bike tires on pavement?

You should also avoid using studded tires if you plan to ride on pavement often. The reason is that the pavement can cause some wear to the studs. Once the studs wear down, they become ineffective and you have to replace your tires.

What’s the difference between 700 and 700c?

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.

Can I put 700c wheels on a 27.5 inch bike?

Condensed answer: 29-inch MTBs already use 700c wheels. 26 and 27.5-inch MTBs have enough clearance to accommodate 700c rims combined with a tire of an appropriate size. If the bike and the new wheels are disc brake ready, the conversion will be easier.

Can I replace 27.5 wheels with 700c?

The outside diameter of a 700 wheel is obviously (?) 700 mm which equates to 27.5 inches. A 27 inch wheel has an O/D of 27 inches. If things are a bit tight you cannot replace a 27 inch with a 700C especially if using larger sized tyres i.e. 38-700 or even 35-700, I know as I have recently tried it.

How cold is too cold for a bike ride?

For some cyclists, riding a bike in any temperature below 50 degrees Fahrenheit is really cold. For this column, “really cold” is defined as below 32 degrees.

Are studless tires better than studded?

Studless snow tires work well on slush and packed snow. This allows the rubber to cut through snow and grip the road. Studded tires provide the best traction you can get, even when you’re encountering ice or packed snow.

What does 700C mean for a road bike?

So, a 700 then, referred to a wheel whose tire had an outside diameter of 700mm. So far so good. But, as you can understand, different kind of bikes require different types of tires. Mountain bikes require thick ones, while road bikes go with thin ones, and so on.

How much does continental Nordic Spike 700 x 42 weigh?

Continental 0125623 Nordic Spike 700 x 42 Urban Tire with 120 Studs is the studded winter tire officially approved for road use. Equipped with 120 studs of hardened steel, making it possible to bike through ice and snow. Specs: Weight – 850 grams; Recommended PSI – 50; Maximum PSI – 65; PU – 5.

What does 622x19c mean on a road bike?

The rim size, on the other hand, is indicated by three elements in the form 622x19C. The first part, 622 in the aforementioned example, refers to the diameter of the rim, as measured between the points where the tire sits. The second number, 19 in this case, which is preceded by a cross, refers to the inner width of the rim.

Are there any studded tires for winter cyclists?

Most Nokian/Suomi & Schwalbe studded tires are in stock. This web page is intended to help educate winter cyclists about studded tires. There’s a lot to read on this page, and unless you are sure you know exactly what you want, it would behoove you to read the entire page before placing your order.