tyre size

eyebee Posts: 257
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
having to change to 23mm tyres in order to fit mudguards. Is there much difference in comfort between 25mm and 23mm tyres and should I be any more oncerned with grip. I intend to fit conti 4 seasons.


  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    What guards are you fitting?

    I'm fitting SKS 35mm and they're good for 700x 20-28.
    I have always used 23mm tyres, never had any concerns with grip... yet! :?
    I've just got some Continental Gator Skins...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • 23 - 25 not a great deal in it on my rides.
  • eyebee
    eyebee Posts: 257
    The mudguards are specifically for the Giant defy. Due to clearance I need 23mm tyres.