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700c wheels are a drag!

Steve
17 January, 2012 06:50PM
I have recently purchased a Claud Butler Urban 200 bike with 700c wheels. After much research debating weather 700c are better than 26" wheels i decided to plump for the former. I have only had the bike a few days but am already starting to notice the 700c wheels being harder work than the 26" i am used to. They are obviously heavier because of their size but also seem harder to turn from the outset. These wheels supposedly role quicker than the 26", unfortunately i haven't found this to be so and they're supposed to be easier going uphill but they seem to be about the same as the 26" in the same gear. All in all, not very impressed, i thought there would be a vast difference after reading all the pros of the 700c's. Is it just a fad or bike manufacturers trying to push the next fashionable in-thing? I feel like selling the bike and going back to 26" wheels, very disappointed! Also these bikes are supposed to have a low centre of gravity, how can this be so when you are physically higher off the ground?! Any comments welcome, thank you!
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700c wheels are a drag!

Steve 17 January, 2012 06:50PM

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siwatts 17 January, 2012 11:23PM

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DocB 18 January, 2012 09:10AM

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Steve 18 January, 2012 06:32PM

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Steve 18 January, 2012 06:54PM

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siwatts 19 January, 2012 01:43AM

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DocB 19 January, 2012 07:25AM

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Steve 20 January, 2012 02:10PM

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DocB 20 January, 2012 02:35PM

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Steve 21 January, 2012 06:17PM

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cotterpin 18 January, 2012 10:53AM

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