Turbo Tyre

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gfk08
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Turbo Tyre

Postby gfk08 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Afternoon All,

First time post here, so thanks for any advice in advance.

I am looking at purchasing a turbo trainer to use with my felt qx-85 hybrid but wanted some advice on turbo specific tyres. It seems that turbo trainer tyres can only be purchased in 700x23 or for mountain bike size.

I currently have 622x19 rims and wanted some advice on whether a 700x23 would work ok? I have had a look at the sheldon brown sizing guide and it suggests that it should be 28+ but did recognise that the guide was fairly conservative.

So for solely use on the turbo trainer do you think a 700x23 would work alright on 622x19 rims?

Thanks

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smidsy
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Re: Turbo Tyre

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:58 pm

700c is the french method of quoting sizes (which seems to have been almost universaly adopted) and 622mm is the actual size.

A 23mm tyre is fine on a 19mm rim.

So Yes.
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