26 x 1 3/8
26 x 1 1/2
26 inch MTB
This is the size used on most "10 speed" bikes sold in the U.S. before the early 1980s.
This is the size used on modern "road" and touring bikes, most hybrids. It is also sometimes known as "29 inch" for mountain bike use. In northern Europe, this size sometimes called "28 inch."
This is the size used on most English 3-speeds, department-store 10 speeds, some special bicycles for smaller riders.
French touring, utility and tandem bikes; some Raleigh and Schwinn models.
Many recumbents, folding bikes, most children's "20 inch" and BMX bikes.
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