Contents

- 1 What size is a 700x38c bike tire?
- 2 Is a 700C the same as a 28?
- 3 Is a 27 inch bicycle tire the same as a 700C?
- 4 Where do I find the size of my bike tire?
- 5 What do bike tire numbers mean?
- 6 What is a 700C tire in inches?
- 7 Can I put fatter tires on my bike?
- 8 IS 700C and 29 the same?
- 9 Are 26 inch wheels the same as 700c?
- 10 What is the difference between 700 and 700c tires?
- 11 What is a 28 bike tire?
- 12 Can I put 700C tires on a 27.5 bike?
- 13 WHAT IS 700C cycle?
- 14 What size tires can I put on a 700C rim?

## What size is a 700x38c bike tire?

In basic terms, a 700x38c tire is approximately 27 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches (or 1.50 inches). Easy, yeah? Sadly, things aren’t always quite as simple when it comes to bicycle tires.

## Is a 700C the same as a 28?

The tyres can differ, but the 28β, 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 a 27 inch bicycle tire the same as a 700C?

These are NOT the same as the 700C tires found on modern road bikes. 27-inch and 700C tires are close enough in size that the inner tubes are compatible; i.e. you can use a 27-inch inner tube in a 700C tire, and vice-versa. However, you can NOT use a 27-inch tire on a 700C wheel, and vice-versa.

## Where do I find the size of my bike tire?

Check your tire’s sidewall βthe numbers there indicate your tire size (roughly its outer diameter and its width, but not always in that order). Typical road bike tire: 700 x 32c indicates a tire that has an outer diameter of 700mm and a width of 32mm.

## What do bike tire numbers mean?

The first number is the diameter of your wheel. Sizes such as 26, 24, 20, 27.5, 29 and 700c are common tire diameters. The second number (after the X) is the width of your tire. For example, a 26 x 1.75 size means the tire diameter is 26 inches and the tire width is 1.75 inches.

## What is a 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## Are 26 inch wheels 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.

## 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.

## What is a 28 bike tire?

Tires with diameters 622 mm and 635 mm are both classified as 28 inch. Oddly enough, tires with an inner diameter of 630 mm are classified as 27 inch. These classifications originate from the time of tire brakes. In those days, the exact outer diameter of the tire was defined by the brake.

## Can I put 700C tires on a 27.5 bike?

Fitting 700c Wheels On 26 and 27.5-inch MTBs MTBs designed for 26-inch wheels offer the smallest clearance, but even they can accept a 700c wheel as long as the tire isn’t very big. The chainstay bridge and the fork’s arch will be the areas with the poorest clearance.

## WHAT IS 700C cycle?

Adult road bikes come with ‘700c’ wheels β under the ETRTO/ISO this measurement is 622mm. So the rim spec will be ‘622 x _’ then another number β this other number will refer to the rim’s internal width for a road bike this could be a number from 13mm up to 25mm with most road bike rims in the 18/19 mm area.

## What size tires can I put on a 700C rim?

On a ‘700c’ wheel, you can have a range of different widths. 23mm wide tires have been the standard for most road cycling over the past couple decades. You might see a 700x20c, or a 700x25c. On a cyclocross bike or 29-inch mountain bike, you could see tires as wide as 700x35c or 700x58c.