700C is the dominant wheel size in the modern bike world, and the biggest of the top three.
Bicycle Touring Pro reader, Thomas Hickenbottom, recently sent me the following email: Darren, There’s the debate going on about whether to use 26″ wheels/tires or 700c…whats your take...
This has led some to assume that 700c wheels may be faster or better because they are bigger.
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They will fit, but 700c wheels are smaller in diameter than 27" and the brake pads will not touch the rim's braking surface.
The ISO 622 wheel size is also commonly known as 700C.
Many folk seem to think that the question of 700C (road bike) or 26-inch (mountain bike) sized wheels for a touring bike is a big deal.
So the fleet, all built by Orbit, consisted of ten, classic Reynolds 531 touring bikes with 700c wheels. We also decided that for our less experienced customers we'd need some bikes with 'flat' handlebars...
A bicycle wheel is a wheel, most commonly a wire wheel, designed for a bicycle. A pair is often called a wheelset, especially in the context of ready built "off the shelf" performance-oriented wheels. Bicycle wheels are typically designed to fit into the frame and fork via dropouts, and hold bicycle tires.
Best touring bike wheel size: 26 inch or 700c wheels.