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Re: Widest tires on 2019 Giant Advanced SL 0?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm
by parleez1
Mort, thanks for letting me know. I took a look, a beauty! Glad to know I can run 28mm tires with no problem.
Can you compare the difference in ride specifically on this bike from 25mm to 28 mm tires?

Re: Widest tires on 2019 Giant Advanced SL 0?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm
by Weenie

Re: Widest tires on 2019 Giant Advanced SL 0?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:15 pm
by Mort
parleez1 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Mort, thanks for letting me know. I took a look, a beauty! Glad to know I can run 28mm tires with no problem.
Can you compare the difference in ride specifically on this bike from 25mm to 28 mm tires?
I have the 4.5’s so I can’t put 25mm tires on this bike. So, my only experience with 25s on a TCR was on the short test ride at the shop. But it’s the same comparison as the Defy with 25s. Much more comfortable, you can even take it on gravel or dirt roads, and no loss of speed. There really isn’t a reason not to make the switch to tubeless 28’s and I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of those size tires in the pro peloton in the coming years because there is no loss in overall performance.

Re: Widest tires on 2019 Giant Advanced SL 0?

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:01 pm
by parleez1
Mort wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:15 pm
parleez1 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Mort, thanks for letting me know. I took a look, a beauty! Glad to know I can run 28mm tires with no problem.
Can you compare the difference in ride specifically on this bike from 25mm to 28 mm tires?
I have the 4.5’s so I can’t put 25mm tires on this bike. So, my only experience with 25s on a TCR was on the short test ride at the shop. But it’s the same comparison as the Defy with 25s. Much more comfortable, you can even take it on gravel or dirt roads, and no loss of speed. There really isn’t a reason not to make the switch to tubeless 28’s and I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of those size tires in the pro peloton in the coming years because there is no loss in overall performance.
Mort thanks, this is good to know! Since my Giant Gavia 25mm AC 0 tubeless tires are new with only two short rides in them I’m inclined to ride them this season and buy a set of 28mm next season, barring any failure of these tires. I think tubeless tire technologies are continuing to develop, so waiting a year might present some newer options in tire selection as well. Thanks again!