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  • well there i was looking on wiggle for a set of rubinos and i notice that most of them arnt going to be in stock untill late aug, but they do have quite a few of the thinner (700 x 20) tyres. As far as I know these will fit my rims, but I was wondering does the width of a tyre affect? thanks

  • it has a direct impact on the amount of rubber connecting with the tarmac.

    thinner tyre= less friction and rolling resistance but a harder ride and possibly less grip in wet conditions.

    most of us use 23-25c for fixed wheel duties in london

  • Um i think if you're buying thin tires for your rims you have to worry about damaging the side of the rim when leaning in corners etc. are your rims 23c? not sure how much of a problem this would be with 20 tires...

  • is this relevent to when people say i want to put "thicks" on their bike?
    do they mean thicker tyres?

  • Very uncomfortable on the road, more likely to get stuck in ruts also.

  • Yep definately don't want to cycle over drain covers! Or horizontally over cattle-grids.

  • I picked up some rubinos from my LBS about a week or so ago 23mm.

    http://www.harryperrycycles.co.uk/

  • asm Yep definately don't want to cycle over drain covers! Or horizontally over cattle-grids.

    Or ridge-cut potato chips.

  • asm Or horizontally over cattle-grids.

    I find riding horizontally leads to problems on any with of tyre.:)

  • brilliant, thanks for the info. I guess I shall wait till aug/sept then.

  • One of the other problems with skiny tires like 20c is that fall into all kinds of cracks, holes on urban streets and get torn up quite quickly. I personally wouldn't got the 20c route just to save money.

    Ribble Cycles always has good prices on Rubino Pros (which are better tires than the vanilla Rubinos). Can get 'em with an extra 10% off right now. They also have most of the Rubino range in stock.

    Condor also generally have 'em in stock. Been a while since I poked my head in there though.

  • If you do go for the 700x20c tyres, which I don't recommend either, make sure your rims can take them. I know my mavic rims require a minimum of 700x23c tyres.

  • just dont get em:)

  • aidan just dont get em:)

    Yep :)

  • 23 or 25

  • nah i'm not getting them now. i can see why no one has bought them lol

  • eeehhhh [quote]aidan just dont get em:)

    Yep :)[/quote]

    Agree - nowhere near aerodynamic enough. You might as well have mudguards and a fibreglass faring with tyres that fat.

  • I now have a set of 2 rubino tyres n tubes winging there way from ribble to me
    in the end I decided it would be a laugh to get the 700 x 20 ones, its more of an incentive to cycle better and to avoid all of the crap on the roads.

  • I say : You don't need to jump in a lake to find out you'll get wet.

    You say: How wet.

  • splatbucket I now have a set of 2 rubino tyres n tubes winging there way from ribble to me
    in the end I decided it would be a laugh to get the 700 x 20 ones, its more of an incentive to cycle better and to avoid all of the crap on the roads.

    errrrrrrrrrr???
    im not criticizing your dessition but why did you get 700x20 when there was so much comments against the idea??

  • err... I just said that.

  • sorry i was bored and thought it would be a laugh to see what people said, I took everyone's advice and i got the 700x25 :D
    Its been a dull night lol

  • Thanks for livening.

  • splatbucket sorry i was bored and thought it would be a laugh to see what people said, I took everyone's advice and i got the 700x25 :D
    Its been a dull night lol

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa­aaaaaaaaaaaaaa......thats great:)

  • kowalski err... I just said that.

    no ya didnt,you said somthing about water:)

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