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Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:58 pm

Hi guys,

Had to do an emergency brake on my commute to work the other week and had to scrap the rear tyre which was a Schwalbe Speed Cruiser 28c and the front is fine. Went to the LBS and I opted to get a bontrager 35c for the rear..

Is it all good to run a 28c front and 35c rear combo as the front is more slick in comparison to the bontrager h2 tyre...

Thought I would save some $$ but if its advisable to grab another 35c for the front I will.. 8) Haven't noticed much difference thus far other than more comfort...

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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:42 pm

rabobank89 wrote:Hi guys,

Had to do an emergency brake on my commute to work the other week and had to scrap the rear tyre which was a Schwalbe Speed Cruiser 28c and the front is fine. Went to the LBS and I opted to get a bontrager 35c for the rear..

Is it all good to run a 28c front and 35c rear combo as the front is more slick in comparison to the bontrager h2 tyre...

Thought I would save some $$ but if its advisable to grab another 35c for the front I will.. 8) Haven't noticed much difference thus far other than more comfort...

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Have you noticed any difference in poor peddling efficiency?
32 would be more weight? But may be insignificant that you may not notice.

I don't think there would be any problems in running different front and rear.

Some wheel manufacturer recommend different for front and rear.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:51 pm

Many MTBers run a fatter front/narrower rear combo. More rubber on the ground at the front = better cornering grip.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby cage » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:02 pm

I'm running a 23 up front & a 25 out back, never been an issue other than you just cant rotate tyres so to have the best one on the front. Like DoubleSpeeded said, you may or may not feel the extra weight but i reckon you'll love the extra padding the 32 will provide.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:05 pm

cage wrote:I'm running a 23 up front & a 25 out back, never been an issue other than you just cant rotate tyres so to have the best one on the front.

Why do you think you can't do it?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby eeksll » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:07 pm

I run a 1.6 inch tyre up front and a 28c tyre on the back, for 18 months now.

I finally got a rear wheel that can take a 1.6~ish inch tyre on the back so Ill be getting one soon.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:16 pm

Fats on the back is fully sikk maaaate! :wink:
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby cage » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Duck! wrote:
cage wrote:I'm running a 23 up front & a 25 out back, never been an issue other than you just cant rotate tyres so to have the best one on the front.

Why do you think you can't do it?


Physically, you can, but the whole idea behind having a the fatter tyre on the back of a roadie is for the extra comfort it provides.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:38 pm

From 23-25, seriously not noticeable.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby cage » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:44 pm

I dont see how you could possibly know what i can or can not feel.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:49 pm

I've ridden 23/25mm combo myself. Bigger difference was that the OEM 25mm tyre was utter crap and my preferred choice was better.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby ProCelebrityGolf » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:26 pm

cage wrote:I dont see how you could possibly know what i can or can not feel.


in Duck!'s defence, it's perfectly reasonable for him to suggest it is seriously not noticeable because it is, seriously, not noticeable.
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Re: Tyre Width Combo.. 28/35

Postby rabobank89 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:44 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:Hi guys,

Had to do an emergency brake on my commute to work the other week and had to scrap the rear tyre which was a Schwalbe Speed Cruiser 28c and the front is fine. Went to the LBS and I opted to get a bontrager 35c for the rear..

Is it all good to run a 28c front and 35c rear combo as the front is more slick in comparison to the bontrager h2 tyre...

Thought I would save some $$ but if its advisable to grab another 35c for the front I will.. 8) Haven't noticed much difference thus far other than more comfort...

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Have you noticed any difference in poor peddling efficiency?
32 would be more weight? But may be insignificant that you may not notice.

I don't think there would be any problems in running different front and rear.

Some wheel manufacturer recommend different for front and rear.


Yeah I did notice peddling efficiency has declined but that's ok.. better workout.

Its a 35 and yeah its a little heavier but isn't significant.

Duck! wrote:From 23-25, seriously not noticeable.


I agree, I run the GP Attack/Force on the roadie and notice hardly any diff to 23/23

Mulger bill wrote:Fats on the back is fully sikk maaaate! :wink:


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