Yesterday I was on a ride and had a flat tire. The side wall blew on back tire front one was about to go. Took bike into bike shop he was out of what was on the bike so I went with a 28″ gatorskin… I believe he said I either had 23 or 25 cant remember…what’s bike going to ride like with going to a 28″
you mean width? 28mm? Does your frame have clearance for a 28mm tire? 28 vs 23/25mm, slightly heavier, softer ride.
As long as your wheels are true and your frame/brakes have room, you will likely never notice the difference. If you are asking the questions, the extra few grams will not make the difference on weight. Just run 5 less PSI in the tires and it will be the same ride. Less pressure and more area makes it basically the same on a small change like that. gatorskin will be a good choice for the ride.
The 28mm does fit that’s the only choice my bike shop had..was wondering if ride will be the same or what
A wider tire will give you a little softer ride, a little slower ride, and a little better traction. Wider = more tire surface contact on the road basically. I run 28mm on my endurance bike, not sure I’d want to go any skinnier unless I was racing.
28″ tire had me ????
On mediocre roads 28 mm tires are potentially faster and more comfortable
I am guessing you won’t notice a difference
I ride a brand new Cannondale Synapse and they come standard with 28mm. Its a general endurance road bike.
I think 28s are actually much better in every way than a 23 or 25 unless you’re a tri athlete going for elite times. 28s can withstand more of our crappy roads in Iowa and do crushed limestone well.
the ride should be better with a wider tire of the same model, as long as you decrease the psi. don’t overthink it.
As the above article correctly states, wider has been the trend for several years now. Wider rims, wider tires, lower pressure. I just got my new-to-me Seven built up last week. My guy planned to put tubeless 25s on it, but when he realized the frame would fit 28s, he put them on instead. He said he personally runs 31s on his road bike.
Four years ago I was still running 23s. I no longer feel every bump in the road!
How much air should I run in them? Last ones i was running 100 psi
[quote quote=1309542]How much air should I run in them? Last ones i was running 100 psi[/quote]
He suggested 80psi, but I am running tubeless. I am running 90psi in the 25s on my Cervelo.
The sidewall should give you optimal pressure. If you’re running tubes rather than tubeless you need more pressure to avoid pinches.
I’m running tubes
I am 200lbs and I run 90psi in my 25mm Continental 5000’s. The ride is buttery smooth.
I’m a 28 fan. Lots of rumbles and railroad tracks on the ride.