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Tire sizing(11 posts)

Tire sizingGDR
Feb 22, 2002 5:29 PM
What is the purpose of a 700X20 tire compared to a 700X23?
You no speak english goodly??Rusty McNasty
Feb 22, 2002 6:13 PM
But, seriously, the 20 is a smaller tire. It's made for people who want a smaller tire. You buy it if you want a smaller tire. Any more questions? Please be clear and concise.
the question is more clear and concise than you answer. ;-) nmjohan burnt eels
Feb 22, 2002 6:40 PM
d-bag says what?monkey
Feb 22, 2002 6:47 PM
you reply: "what?"
d-bag says what?MISTERendo2U
Feb 24, 2002 8:50 AM
RMc gave a pretty good answer. I dont see one from you your to busy with that inner rinse thing.
d-bag says what?monkey
Feb 22, 2002 6:48 PM
you reply: "what?"
Let me rephrase thatGDR
Feb 22, 2002 6:48 PM
What advantage/disadvantage does a 700X20 have over a 700X23 and vice versa? What specific application would each tire be used for? Why is Rusty Mcnasty so mean?
because...monkey
Feb 22, 2002 6:54 PM
Rusty McNasty plays the Rusty Trombone
the answerbianchi boy
Feb 22, 2002 8:13 PM
I can think of few advantages of a 700x20 tire, other than possibly a miniscule aero advantage. The 23s are more comfortable, handle better and have less rolling resistance. Well maybe one -- lots of on-line shops seem to put the 20s on sale more often because nobody wants them.
the answerjswhern
Feb 23, 2002 4:06 AM
That is not true about the aero advantage. A recent study in the TexasA&M wind tunnel revealed some interesting results. A 700c-23 was the best overall tire for the rear when compared to all the other sizes and the front winner was an 18 but the 20 was not far behind. The most interesting data was that rear 23. I came across this info in a magazine. May have been Bicycling Mag. Food for thought for you technogeaks.
Maybe he doesn't like germans (nm)Bruno S
Feb 22, 2002 8:15 PM