|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?
|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 comfort||Ray 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.