Contents

- 1 What does 700x38c mean on a bike tire?
- 2 What size is a 700 x 38 bike tire?
- 3 What is a 700 x 40C bike tire?
- 4 What is bike tire size 700?
- 5 Is 27.5 the same as 700C?
- 6 Is 28 inch the same as 700C?
- 7 WHAT IS 700C tire in inches?
- 8 IS 700C and 29 the same?
- 9 Can I put fatter tires on my bike?
- 10 What does 700x32c mean?
- 11 What PSI should 700C tires be?
- 12 What is the difference between 700 and 700C tires?
- 13 Is 26 inch the same as 700C?
- 14 Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?

## What does 700x38c mean on a bike tire?

700x38c is the size of your bicycle tire. 700 is the nominal diameter of the tire in millimeters. 38 is the width of the tire (as seen if you were looking at your bike from the front/back). C refers to the old French system of classifying wheels according to their Bead Seat Diameter.

## What size is a 700 x 38 bike tire?

In basic terms, a 700x38c tire is approximately 27 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches (or 1.50 inches).

## What is a 700 x 40C bike tire?

700x40c is the measurement of your bicycle tire and is sized according to what used to be known as the ‘French system’. ‘700’ is the nominal diameter of your tire, measured in millimeters. ‘x’ just means multiplied by. ’40’ is the second number and is the nominal tire width, also measure in millimeters.

## What is bike tire size 700?

700C is used to refer to any tire, rim, or wheel with a 622mm BSD, but it could be on a skinny-tired road bike where the wheel has an actual diameter of only 660mm (which is actually a little LESS than 26 inches!), or a mountain bike with a wheel diameter of over 29 inches.

## 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 28 inch the same as 700C?

28”/700C/29er The wheel sizes 28”, 700C and 29er or 29” all refer to the same rim size: ETRTO 622. 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.

## WHAT IS 700C tire in inches?

Many commuters have been rolling to work on 29-inch-wheels for years. All road and cyclocross bikes are built with 700c wheels, which are 29 inches. However, 700c wheels are designed to accommodate a thinner tire.

## IS 700C and 29 the same?

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.

## Can I put fatter tires on my bike?

You can go with a wider tire on a current rim or get wider rims to accommodate even wider tires. Always verify clearances: With any new tire, especially a wider one, you need to be sure it has adequate clearance within your frame.

## What does 700x32c mean?

What does 700x32c really mean? 700x32c is basically the size of your tire as measured using the old ‘French system’. If we look at this in details we can see that 700 is the approximate (or nominal) diameter using millimeters of the bike tire.

## What PSI should 700C tires be?

A typical range for these would be between 80 and 130 psi, although racers can sometimes go as high as 160 psi. Quick tip if you’re caught inflating a road tire without a gauge and need to ballpark it: at 100 psi, a tire can barely be compressed with your thumb.

## What is the difference between 700 and 700C tires?

Yes they are the same. 700 is the nominal diameter of the rim. 700C is the usual standard for road bikes, but small frames or some custom builds may use a 650B. 38 is the width of the tyre, in mm, at the widest point.

## Is 26 inch the same as 700C?

A 26 inch, or a 650c wheel is about 1 inch smaller (about 2 inches smaller with road slicks) in diameter than a 700c. Some people think that because 700c wheels are the ‘standard’ for road bikes, they must be better.

## 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!