# How do I know what bike tires to buy?

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Check your tire’s sidewall—the numbers there indicate your tire size (roughly its outer diameter and its width, but not always in that order). Typical road bike tire: 700 x 32c indicates a tire that has an outer diameter of 700mm and a width of 32mm.

## Can I put different size tires on my bike?

Bicycle wheels can handle a range of different widths, so it’s not absolutely necessary to replace your tires with one with the exact same width. In fact, there are often advantages to using a tire that is a little wider, as long as your bicycle has adequate clearance to handle the larger size.

## What size bike wheel should I get for my height?

Inseam Height Road bike wheel size
Less than 27″ 5′ to 5’4″ Bikes with 26″, 29″, and 700cc wheels may fit this rider.
27″ to 29″ 5′ 3″ to 5′ 7″ Bikes with 26″, 29″, and 700cc wheels may fit this rider.
29″ to 31″ 5′ 6″ to 5′ 11″ Bikes with 26″, 29″, and 700cc wheels may fit this rider.
31″ to 33″
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## How do bike tire sizes work?

Generally, bike tire sizes are indicated with two numbers that correspond roughly to the outside diameter of the tire and the width of the tire. These would usually be measured in inches (26″, 27″, etc.) or millimeters (650, 700, etc.).

## What do numbers on bike tires mean?

The first number is the diameter of your wheel. Sizes such as 26, 24, 20, 27.5, 29 and 700c are common tire diameters. The second number (after the X) is the width of your tire. … For example, a 26 x 1.75 size means the tire diameter is 26 inches and the tire width is 1.75 inches.

## Does bike tire width matter?

While tire diameter should be an exact match, you do have the option of putting on a tire with a slight variation in width. Some riders opt for wider tires, for example, to give them more traction and a somewhat cushier ride.

## What size tire can I put on my bike rim?

Bikepacking/MTB/

Use Internal Width IDEAL TIRE RANGE*
Road-carbon 17-23 25-28mm (or per manufacturers recommendation)
Gravel 21-26 28-50mm
Cross Country MTB + Bikepacking 26-32 1.9”-2.5” 48mm-63mm

## Is 26 inch bike good for what height?

There are bikes with 26- inch wheels, which are suitable for heights between 5’0″ and 5’5″.

## Is 24 inch bike good for what height?

Kids Bike Sizes Chart

Wheel Size Age Height
14″ 2 – 4 years 37 – 44″
16″ 4 – 6 years 41 – 48″
20″ 5 – 8 years 45 – 54″
24″ 8 – 11 years 49″ – 59″
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## Is 26 inch wheel bike for adults?

Most adult bikes have wheels measurements around 26 – 29 inches.

## Is 26 inch the same as 700C?

A 26 inch, or a 650c wheel is about 1 inch smaller (about 2 inches smaller with road slicks) in diameter than a 700c. … Some people think that because 700c wheels are the ‘standard’ for road bikes, they must be better.

## Is 28 inch the same as 700C?

The wheel sizes 28”, 700C and 29er or 29” all refer to the same rim size: ETRTO 622. The tyres can differ which makes it confusing, but the 28”, 700C and 29er are all the exact same rim diameter. The 700 marking will be followed by the width in mm, and the 28 or 29 marking will be followed by the width in inches.

## Is 27.5 the same as 700C?

Just as a 700C wheel is the same diameter as a 29” (29er) wheel, 650B shares the exact same rim diameter as 27.5”. … 27.5”/650B rims have a bead seat diameter of 584mm, and 29”/700C rims have a bead seat diameter of 622mm.

## Is the inner tube the same size as the TYRE?

Size. Inner tubes vary in size depending on the circumference of the wheel, and the width of the tyre: Wheel Diameter/Circumference: Depending on whether your bike is a road bike, touring bike, mountain bike, or child’s bike, the diameter and circumference of the wheel can vary.

## What size bike tire is 700x35c?

So 700x35c means 700c diameter wheel with a 35mm wide tire.

## Will a 2.125 tire fit a 1.75 rim?

They should fit with no problems. When I was a kid, a lot of us into BMX all ran 20 x 1.75 rims, but the front tire would be a 2.125 and the rear was a 1.75.

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