Re: [CR]27" tires


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 09:23:03 -0400
From: Jerry & Liz Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: RALEIGH531@aol.com
Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]27" tires
References: <65.14f9e4f7.28439d01@aol.com>


Be aware, however, that the IRC "27 x1" sold by Nashbar are really about 22 mm wide, not, 25 to 26mm as their nominal size would imply. The Japanese tire makers have a long tradition, going back to the 70's, of marking tires as wider than the true width. I think this started as an advertising ploy to allow them to claim a lower weight for the same nominal size. Continental and most other European makers mark tires more accurately.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

RALEIGH531@aol.com wrote:
> I've been getting Continental Sport 1000 locally.
> They're on the Conti website in 27 x 11/8 and 1/1/4:
> http://www.conti.de/2wheel/products/sport_1000_e.html
>
> Nashbar sells IRC tires which seem to be much lighter in weight.
>
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, PA