View Full Version : 27" vs 700c
July 12th, 2005, 07:06 AM
Alright, I recently got back into road riding and my road bike has 27" wheels. I am looking at purchasing a new set of wheels as an upgrade and I spoke to an Lbs about this and was told I could go with 700c wheels that they would fit fine. With some brake adjustment. 700's convert out to 27.5 approx. looking at my frame this shouldn't be an issue. This would give me some more options and likley allow me to liten the wheels up some.
Anyone out there done this ?
Any other thoughts on doing this ?
July 12th, 2005, 09:40 AM
It should work fine; using 27" wheels will limit your choice of tires for sure (mostly low quality).
If you are considering using an older road bike I would recommend that you look at your handlebar width. Lots of older road bikes have very narrow bars and they feel really cramped for converted mountain bikers. Measure the handlebar width in the middle of the drop from the center of one side of the bar to the center of the other (as opposed to measuring from outside to outside). A common size for folks 5'9" - 6' is 44 CM (or 17-5/16"). I am taller and run a 46 CM bar.
July 12th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Thanks AA and yeah I will look at the bar width good point.
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