Contents

- 1 When you fit a speedometer to your bicycle you have to tell the computer the circumference of the wheels Why is this necessary?
- 2 How do I find my bike tire size?
- 3 How is a 26 inch bike wheel measured?
- 4 Is 28 the same as 700C?
- 5 IS 700C same as 29?
- 6 Is 27.5 the same as 700C?
- 7 Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?
- 8 What height does a 26 inch bike fit?
- 9 What does a 26 inch bike mean?

## When you fit a speedometer to your bicycle you have to tell the computer the circumference of the wheels Why is this necessary?

You dial in the circumference of your wheel. The circumference is the distance rolled out by one revolution of the wheel. The speedo counts the number of revolutions the wheel makes each time the magnet on the spoke closes the electrical switch – the sensor. This allows a current to flow for a short while.

## How do I find my bike tire size?

Hold the end of the tape measure against the center of the bicycle wheel, and extend the tape in a straight line to the outer edge of the tire. For traditional sizing, double the inches to find the bike tire diameter.

## How is a 26 inch bike wheel measured?

Put the diameter first and the width second. Remember when purchasing a new tire that traditional, or standard sizes place the diameter first, followed by the width. For example, a tire sized 26 x 1.75 would have a 26-inch diameter and a 1.75-inch width across the tread.

## Is 28 the same as 700C?

The tyres can differ, but the 28”, 700C and 29er are all the exact same rim diameter. The 700 markings will be followed by the width in mm, and the 28 or 29 markings will be followed by the width in inches.

## IS 700C same as 29?

29″ (ISO size 622) is actually the same rim diameter as 700C, although most 29″ tires will not fit 700C road rims because they’re too wide. 29″ tires are popular with mountain bikers; search for 29″ MTB. 700C (ISO size 622) is the most commonly used size for modern road bikes.

## Is 27.5 the same as 700C?

Just as a 700C wheel is the same diameter as a 29” (29er) wheel, 650B shares the exact same rim diameter as 27.5”. 27.5”/650B rims have a bead seat diameter of 584mm, and 29”/700C rims have a bead seat diameter of 622mm.

## Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?

Bikes that are 26 inches in size work well for children and adults who range from approximately five feet to six-feet tall. They can also be appropriate for some taller people, but the best way to find out if it’s a good fit is by testing ride one!

## What height does a 26 inch bike fit?

“26” wheel size is perfect for most of adults with a height above 6 feet. Most of the touring bikes and hybrid bikes come in 700C metric wheels, which are also known as 29-inch wheels.

## What does a 26 inch bike mean?

The wheel size is the measurement of the diameter of the wheel with a mounted tire. Usually the size is written on the tire sidewall, for example it might read 26 x 2.2”, a typical mountain bike size. This indicates the wheel is 26” and the tire is 2.2” wide. Older road bikes might have 27″ wheels.