How difficult is it to find tyres etc for a 650 size wheel

charlie29 Posts: 15
edited September 2014 in Road buying advice

I am thinking of biking a B'twin Triban bike but in my size, the wheels are a size 650. People have mentioned that it can be trickier to find tyres etc for that size - is that generally the case?

Thanks! :)


  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    650c is common enough to be useful for smaller road riders
    Keep a small stock of tubes and spare tyres.
    Using 700c in a small bike requires serious bodging of the frame geometry.
  • rokt
    rokt Posts: 493
    My son has a B'twin with 650c wheels and you'll have no problem with tyres & tubes from
    both Wiggle & Chain Reaction Cycles.
  • Thank you for you very much for your answers, that really helped!
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    650c tyres are generally available - but the choice in that size is significantly smaller..