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    700, 700c, 29" ???

    Will a 700x35 fit a 29" wheel? I've read 700c will fit the 29" wheel.
    I am looking for a winter studded tire to ride concrete bike paths this winter. Patchy ice can pop up at anytime.
    I found these,
    Schwalbe Marathon Winter HS 396 Studded Mountain Bicycle Tire - Wire Bead 700x35

    What do you think?

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    700 and 29 are the same but what is your rim width? You may have issues if you have wide rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmuncie View Post
    700 and 29 are the same but what is your rim width? You may have issues if you have wide rims.

    Thank you for the help. My 29" wheels are,
    DT Swiss R520 - Rims - PROFILE WIDTH 20.1 mm PROFILE HEIGHT 29.5 mm

    What do you think? Will the 700x35 fit this rim?

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    A 35mm tire on a 20mm rim should be fine.

    I don't live where I need to ride on snow and ice but wouldn't a wider tire give better traction? It seems like there has to be somewhere to get a 2" wide studded tire. Or is narrower better.

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    It should work just fine. The 700c and 29er diameters are exactly the same, and those widths should work together just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmuncie View Post
    A 35mm tire on a 20mm rim should be fine.

    I don't live where I need to ride on snow and ice but wouldn't a wider tire give better traction? It seems like there has to be somewhere to get a 2" wide studded tire. Or is narrower better.
    Thank you both for the help.
    This is just for riding concrete bike paths to stay in shape over the winter.
    These paths are usually scraped by the city parks service.
    That said ice patches can be anywhere along the trail.

    I'm retired and try to ride everyday as long as the temp is above 20F


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    700c fit the 29" wheel, actually they are same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackLovr View Post
    Thank you for the help. My 29" wheels are,
    DT Swiss R520 - Rims - PROFILE WIDTH 20.1 mm PROFILE HEIGHT 29.5 mm

    What do you think? Will the 700x35 fit this rim?
    The R520 is a road rim. Not an issue using 35mm tires
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    Sorry for the dumb question; however, 700c or 70cm is 27.56" and not 29", or am I not reading this right. Moreover, where I park my bike there are other road bikes and their 700c wheels are smaller then my 29" ones.

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    Measure you're 29" wheels. They're the same diameter as 700C road bike wheels. The 29" (along with 26") comes from the approximate diameter when you have a tire mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertm View Post
    Sorry for the dumb question; however, 700c or 70cm is 27.56" and not 29", or am I not reading this right. Moreover, where I park my bike there are other road bikes and their 700c wheels are smaller then my 29" ones.

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    700C and the like size designations are archaic. Read this: Tire Sizing Systems
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    We should all use the BSD or Bead Seat Diameter under the ISO system, formerly called the ETRTO

    622mm for 700c or 29" tyres or rims
    559mm for 26"

    Everything else is confusing and you can end up with the wrong tyre for your rim.
    eg:
    26 x 1 3/8 tyre will not fit a 26" rim ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    700C and the like size designations are archaic. Read this: Tire Sizing Systems
    Thanks, I knew that I was looking at it wrong.

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