Common questions

Are 28c tires good?

Are 28c tires good?

Wider tyres also provide increased flat protection and provide far superior comfort, at no real added expense. For those who don’t care about the physics, the answer is a 28c tyre. They’re said to roll up to 4 watts faster at 40 kilometers per hour.

Are tubular tires faster?

Tubular tyres (or sew-ups, as they were often called, due to their entirely encased design with the inner tube sewn inside the cylindrical tyre) were the only option for serious racing. They were lighter, faster and more comfortable than the alternatives.

What is a 28c wheel?

Road bicycle tyres generally come in three widths: 23c, 25c and 28c – this number refers to the width of the tyre at their widest point, in millimetres i.e. 23mm, 25mm and 28mm.

How wide is 28c tire?

A ISO tire size of 28-622 is how we would refer to a 700 x 28C tire has a tire width of 28 mm and a rim diameter of 622 mm.

Do tubular tires lose air?

If this loss of air pressure is occurring with any Vittoria tubular tire that has a Latex tube inside then yes this is all ok. The level of air loss over a 24hr period can vary depending on various reasons, ambient temperature, original pressure are some variables that impact the rate of air loss.

How often do tubular tires puncture?

How often is it common to flat on tubulars? As with clinchers, you can get yourself a durable, puncture resistant tubular that will probably make it about a year without a flat at triathlete mileage. Or you can get a fast tire that probably will not. 2.

Do pros ride 28mm Tyres?

For several years we’ve heard of their lower rolling resistance, and experienced firsthand the improved comfort & grip of larger road tires. But pro roadies have been resistant to change. That time for change seems to have come, as 28mm tubulars become de rigueur in the peloton of the World Tour.

Do pros still use tubular tires?

Many pros still like tubular tyres because of the safety they offer in the event of a puncture. As the tyre is glued to the rim, it should stay there when deflated, allowing the rider to continue rolling along at the back of the peloton until their team car comes up to change the wheel.

Are 28c tires faster than 32c?

They will make a significant difference, but the size of the tire alone won’t make much of a difference to your speed. If your current tires have a substantial amount of tread on them, you may notice a speed difference since smaller tires tend to have less tread on average.

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