I bought a bike just over a year ago and towards December I went into my local Halfords looking to replace my tyres and was told that my wheel size (he checked on the tyre that is currently fitted which says 28x1.75) is very old and they don't stock them any more. I thought this was very strange since it was bought as a 2019 version ebike but I contacted Scott, the bike maker, and was told that the size is actually 700 x 47c so I should find something in that size - they even suggested a tyre to me which was 700 x 45
My question is this, my current tyre which was on the bike when i bought it is 28x1.75 and Scott is telling me that i should put a 700x47c tyre on my bike as that was what they were made for. From my research it looks like these sizes are similar however there does seem to be a difference... Would this even work?
Also if my bike was made for 700x47c tyres, can anyone imagine why I'd be sold one brand new, just been built in the cycle shop (Cycle Republic) with different tyres?
To add a little more confusion to this (for me at least) the rims which the tyres are on say that they are 622x25c!
This has had my head spinning for days trying to figure out all the numbers. Can anyone please give me some insight?
My desire is simple, I have a set of tyres on my bike which are 28x1.75 and ideally i would like to replace them with something like a mtb tyre (as the tyres on my bike currently are) yet the problem is I can only find slick road bike tyres which is not what I want as I often go off road on my ebike. I have run the tread down on my current tyres so they almost look like road tyres as well now, so I'm urgently in need of a new set.