|What does the 700 stand for on road bike tires?||teacherguy|
Jul 13, 2002 3:35 AM
|Always wondered that! Thanx|
|it's kind of an arbitrary size.||weiwentg|
Jul 13, 2002 5:03 AM
|700 is the theoretical diameter of the tire in millimeters.||Spoke Wrench|
Jul 13, 2002 8:09 AM
|C refers to the width of the rim as in a, b, c or d width, like in shoes.
Since a 700d tire is wider than a 700c tire, a typical round section will also sit higher up on the rim. Consequently, a 700d rin has a smaller diameter than a 700c rim.