Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Eastern Canada
Reload this Page >

Are 28mm tires more comfortable?

Notices
Eastern Canada New Brunswick | Newfoundland and Labrador | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Prince Edward Island | Quebec

Are 28mm tires more comfortable?

Old 10-28-21, 12:49 AM
  #26  
loved666
Senior Member
 
loved666's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: India
Posts: 52

Bikes: Trek 4300

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by fiat59 View Post
Hello fellow riders.
I'm currently riding with 25mm tires on my road bike. Would swapping with 28mm tires make it more comfortable? If so, is there a specific brand and model that anyone would recommend?
Lastly, would i actually feel an improvement in comfort with 28s or am I wasting some money?
28 for sure, did you feel any difference after switching?
loved666 is offline  
Old 10-28-21, 03:13 AM
  #27  
delbiker1 
Mother Nature's Son
 
delbiker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Sussex County, Delaware
Posts: 2,013

Bikes: Early 90's Ochsner road, 2006 Schwinn SS DBX, 2014 Orbea Avant MD30, 2004 Airborne Zeppelin TI, 2003 Lemond Poprad, 1989? Fuji Ace, 2001 Lemond Tourmalet, 2014? Soma Smoothie

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Liked 611 Times in 351 Posts
For me, there is a difference in the ride, but for most of my bikes, it is not as significant as others state. The bike it makes the biggest difference on is my Orbea Avant. Honestly, it is not just the width, but also the supple tires, Vittoria Open Pave clinchers, and the latex tubes. I have that set up on 3 bikes. The wheels also make a difference. I switched from 15mm inner width Vuelta rims and hubs to 19mm inner width HED Ardennes Performance. That added 2 mm to the width and dropped the psi by 10 lbs. in each tire. I can definitely feel the difference.
delbiker1 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.