# What is the size of 700c wheels?

## What is the size of 700c wheels?

700C is the dominant wheel size in the modern bike world, and the biggest of the top three. The other two are 26-inches, and 650B, which also goes by 27.5-inches. The approximate diameters of the rims for these sizes are: 700C = 622 millimeters = 24.5 in.

## Is a 700c wheel 26 inches?

650b is the middle size between 26inch and 700c (actually it’s a bit closer to 26inch), so a bike with these wheels tends to have a mix of both 26inch and 700c riding characteristics.

What does 700c stand for?

The term “700c” is the tire size according to the French system. The “700” is stating the diameter of the bicycle tire and “c” is the width size of the tire. However it’s not 700 millimeters it’s 633 millimeters. Also, another common mistake is that often riders confuse “c” with centimeters.

### WHAT IS 700c tire in inches?

29 inches
All road and cyclocross bikes are built with 700c wheels, which are 29 inches. However, 700c wheels are designed to accommodate a thinner tire. Many come in widths ranging from 18 to 23 millimeters, with touring tires ranging from 25 to 28 millimeters.

### Which is bigger 26 inch or 700c?

A 26 inch, or a 650c wheel is about 1 inch smaller (about 2 inches smaller with road slicks) in diameter than a 700c. On smaller bikes, that 2 inches is a big help in building the perfect size without sacrificing performance.

Is a 622 TYRE the same as 700c?

The standard modern road bike wheel has an ISO diameter of 622 mm and is referred to as 700c (makes sense, right? /s).

## What is the difference between 700c and 27.5 inch wheels?

27.5”/650B rims have a bead seat diameter of 584mm, and 29”/700C rims have a bead seat diameter of 622mm. Adding to the confusion, and counter to what the industry might lead you to believe, 650B is nothing new. It’s actually been around for quite some time (see boxout below).

Will a 700c wheel fit a 27 frame?

The outside diameter of a 700 wheel is obviously (?) 700 mm which equates to 27.5 inches. A 27 inch wheel has an O/D of 27 inches. If things are a bit tight you cannot replace a 27 inch with a 700C especially if using larger sized tyres i.e. 38-700 or even 35-700, I know as I have recently tried it.

### What does the C stand for in 700c wheels?

At one point in time, “700c” was a standard tire/rim size, where “c” indicated the bead seat diameter and “700” was the diameter, in millimeters, when the tire was installed and inflated. That “700c” tire size has a 622 millimeter bead seat diameter.