27.5 stree tiers.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by 45u, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. 45u

    45u Active Member

    Looking for some 27.5x2.125 street tires. Do not want to run more like came on it as they do not look like they are going to last long and I do not want to run mountain bike tires. I have looked and looked and will keep doing so but does any one know where I can get what I want?

  2. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

    I think 27.5 is 650b in road cycling terminology. Not popular, more for ladies and kids who find a full size 700c road bike too large, but even then a lot just use 26".
    2.125" in a road tread pattern is kind of heavy touring sizes and I have never heard of touring bikes with 650b. It's all 26" or 700c X up to 47mm / 1.85" Schwalbe or Continental.
    So back to 27.5" .. I think it is MTB only, and not even a lot of choice there. Just AFAIK. Sorry. Ask on a bicycle touring forum maybe.
  3. 45u

    45u Active Member

    That is the size tire that came on my Schwinn from the factory and it is a street tire. I did find a 27.5 x 2 street tire and going to try it.