|700 x 20c||Doc|
Aug 12, 2002 5:30 PM
|Is this size tire more prone to flats?|
|re: 700 x 20c||jtolleson|
Aug 12, 2002 5:43 PM
|Not inherently. Larger riders, or those dealing with rough pavement, will report more pinch flats with smaller tires. Properly inflated and on equal surfaces with the same rider, I personally do not believe that any particular tire size is inherently more flat-prone.
That being said I don't ride 20s... in fact I put 25s (!) on the bike right before Ride the Rockies and I'm not sure if I'll ever go back...
|re: 700 x 20c||Doc|
Aug 13, 2002 4:12 AM
|Thanks. I swithced out tires before an 80 miler on Sunday. My old set was thread bare, but after I tossed them I realized I had 20s instead of 23s. They seemed to do OK, but I was waiting for an explosion. Think I'll switch them before the next century.
|Light rider...many flats with 20c...never againNM||tronracer|
Aug 13, 2002 5:02 AM
|were for me||DougSloan|
Aug 13, 2002 5:36 AM
|A few years ago I used 20's, thinking they were more aero and lighter. I got tons of pinch flats. I since went to 23's and have never had a pinch flat, unless you count the time I ran over a 2x4 at 45 mph and blew out the tire and dented the rim.
On my fixed gear bike and vintage steel bike, I used 25's and 28's. It truly does make a better ride, and if you are not racing, any minor performance loss due to extra weight or whatever is irrelevant.
Now I don't even use 20's on my narrow, aero, carbon tubular rims.
|were for me||Woof|
Aug 13, 2002 8:10 AM
|"A few years ago I used 20's, thinking they were more aero and lighter." |
They are lighter and are more aero. Jeez
|got me there||DougSloan|
Aug 13, 2002 8:35 AM
|Ok, I should have said, "...thinking that because they are more aero and lighter, they were better."