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700x20(3 posts)

700x20Milestogo
Sep 2, 2002 7:58 PM
I have always used 700x23 on my road bike. I just received as a gift a pair of 700x20 Hutchinson tires. They seem very thin for normal training. Are they just for racing? What are the advantages to the thinner tires? Thanks. Rich
Personally, I'd throw them away....retro
Sep 3, 2002 8:22 AM
No, I'd probably use them. But for general riding around, there's no reason to put up with such skinny, hard tires. The theoretical advantages are lower rolling resistance (doubtful; you can get arguments pro and con) and slightly better aerodynamics (probably real, but pretty small). But they ride HARD, and there are some other issues with deflection over bumps etc. I've just about given up on anything smaller than an ACTUAL (not labeled) 25mm width. But of course others will disagree....
re: 700x20rbb
Sep 3, 2002 10:15 AM
I used to ride them for about 6years, then I rode 25's for first time last winter and now I ride 23's and wouldn't ever go back to 20's- they're HARSH!!

-Bob