Bicycle Mechanics - Suggest an ISO 520 tire for gravel
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09-08-11, 05:47 PM
My wife has a Terry with the ISO 520 (24") wheel on the front and we are thinking about a ride on some gravel paths. I'm looking for wider tire we can throw on there to better handle the loose surfaces. I've done some searches and it seems like there are some BMX tires available in that size that might fit the bill. I'm looking for feedback on those as an option as well as any other suggestions people might have.
09-08-11, 05:57 PM
I'd go for a BMX tire. Get a slick tire, if these paths aren't too rough. Knobs are only worthwhile for real offroad conditions. Otherwise they just slow you down and create noise on pavement.
Make sure to measure how much clearance you have for the new tire. How wide is the current tire? I'd say 35mm or so is plenty for gravel paths, if they're anything like the ones I'm thinking of.
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