700C is the dominant wheel size in the modern bike world, and the biggest of the top three.
That being said, there's a lot of mis-information out there on this subject (and I do mean a $%^# of a lot
The Mean Green Aerospoke Carbon Composite 700c Bicycle Wheel is built for action with ridged carbon construction and lightweight design. You get more strength than traditional spoked wheels...
I always thought 700c meant 700mm! What? so apparently, 700=622.
Case in point my last two 700c wheels I replaced after 30 and 28 thousand kilometres respectively.
Depending on the size tire and rim width chosen (of which there is a larger variety to choose from) – a 26″ wheel/tire can “fill” the empty space on touring bikes built for taller wheels – meaning...
So the fleet, all built by Orbit, consisted of ten, classic Reynolds 531 touring bikes with 700c wheels.
A collection of 700c Wheels gives you the ability to control your high-end cruising speed while racing. Here, at our store, there is no lack of colors, weight, and sizes to choose from.
Does this mean 26" tandems are stupid? Hardly. If you want to conquer the toughest terrain, 700c wheels simply aren't strong enough.
A 700c wheel increases the chances of toe overlap compared to the smaller wheel sizes.