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axial carbon 20c size?(3 posts)

axial carbon 20c size?klippur
Aug 21, 2003 6:25 PM
Is it in fact true that a 20c tire will get more flats than a 23c tire, what have you folks found from your experiences (in particular the axial carbons)?
I ask because someone just bought me a pair of michelin axial carbons from ebay but accidently got the 20c instead of 23c. Now I can send them back and exchange them for 23s but will have to pay for shipping both ways. Is it worth it?

cheers, klip
You might run more risk...spluti
Aug 21, 2003 6:52 PM
of a snake bite if your riding on rough roads. For general wear and puncture resistance they wouldn't be any different.
The main difference is comfortRay Sachs
Aug 22, 2003 7:48 AM
To avoid pinch flats with a 20, you'll have to use a higher pressure than you would with a 23. So, with the right PSI, you won't have any more flats, but you may lose more fillings. I wouldn't worry too much with Michelin's, though, because they're wider than most makes. Their 23s are like most 25s and I suspect their 20s are similar to a lot of 22-23s. But if you're used to Mich 23s, then yeah, there will be a difference.