Fulcrum Racing 5s 2013 advice required!

GlasgowAl Posts: 13
edited March 2013 in Workshop
Hi folks,

I would appreciate some advice on my new Fulcrum Racing 5s please.

I had thought I could stick my Swalbe Marathon Plus 700c x 28 tyres on them but the user instructions on the wheels reads:

'Before fitting the tyres, check that the diameter indicated on the tyre is 622 and that the cross section is between 23mm - 25mm, to ensure that the tyre and wheel is compatible.'

Excuse my ignorance but does this mean the 28s aren't compatible?


  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Yes. You can fit between 23mm and 25mm tyres. Unless you are riding on cobbles or some seriously bad roads, you don't need 28mm tyres anyway.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • nonsense.

    just slap them on. As long as your frame and brakes can clear it theres nothing that wouldn't make it work.
  • GlasgowAl
    GlasgowAl Posts: 13
    Thanks and yes, plenty of cobbles in Edinburgh to navigate so that's why the 28s.


  • i know all about it. Because I live in flanders I'm faced everyday with those damned bone rattling cobbles..
    Even for races I ride the (vittoria open corsa) 25's and love them.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Ridden 32mm CX tyres on narrow road rims no problems - get's tricky once you get above 35mm as certain tyre and rim combos don't work too well and the tyre bead pops-off the rim.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..