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    Favorite Tire..........

    I have been running 700x28 Specialized 'All Condition' tires for a while and am happy but want to go to a 700x32, and at a lower pressure.

    At the beginning of 2006 I was 205lbs and the last trip to the doctor I was at 204lbs, so I'm not going to be a lightweight anytime soon.

    My frame is a Soma and will take 700x32's with no problem and I did try one Michelin model but I had about 1 flat per week, so I'm not keen on any more of those.

    Sooooooooo, who has a favorite 700x32, that is flat resistant?

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    Not 700x32 but I have 700x25 bontrager selects that im looking to change to michelin krylion carbons, which i hear a lot of good things about. Maybe look into those if they come in the size you want.

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    I like the Continental Sport Contact. A very tough tire, good in coarse gravel on the paved shoulders that doesn't get swept often. Max pressure is 85 psi for the 700x32 (32-622). Also available in wider sizes but not narrower. Has a reflective sidewall. Not cheap or widely available but worth looking for.



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    I'm 210 lbs and I ride Michelin ProRace2 700X23 tires inflated to around 106 lbs. I find no need to go to a wider/larger tire.

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    I've been using Panaracer Pasela TGs (TourGuard, with a Kevlar belt) in 700x32 or 700x35 for about three years, and I like them a lot. The old-model 35s measured 30.5mm on my rims, but the new ones run true to size, so I went down to 32s on one bike. The other has room for larger tires, and I run the 35s at 75psi, the 32s at 100-105. FWIW, I weigh about 240 and ride an Atlantis and Rambouillet. The Paselas are cushy, stick well and roll fine.
    You might look at Rivendell's Ruffy Tuffy, too. Comes in 700x27, and that's very close to the true size. www.rivbike.com.

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    Tires........

    Thanks folks. You have given me a lot of good info. I'll start checking around.

    geraldatwork........Part of the reason I want wider tires is to allow me to use
    something with a lower pressure to soften the ride a bit.

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    I run the Continental Ultrasport, but in 32-630 (27"X1 1/4). I run them at 100 psi and am happy thus far!
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    I use the Michelin ProRace 700-25 but they measure more like a 29-30 inflated to 8 bar. Used to use Continental exclusively but had a problem with 6 pairs and even though they were replaced by Continental they have taxed my loyalty. I can buy the Michelins lots cheaper too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubl
    I use the Michelin ProRace 700-25 but they measure more like a 29-30 inflated to 8 bar. Used to use Continental exclusively but had a problem with 6 pairs and even though they were replaced by Continental they have taxed my loyalty. I can buy the Michelins lots cheaper too.
    Unfortunately, running 27", I am a bit more limited in my tire choice. I can run Panaracer, Conti, IRC and cheapies from Walmart. Options are limited! That's the breaks of keeping a retrogrouch ride complete retro though!
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    25s and 28s I have worn through. Tires 32 and up have always failed in the sidewall before the internal threads start to show. Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldatwork
    I'm 210 lbs and I ride Michelin ProRace2 700X23 tires inflated to around 106 lbs. I find no need to go to a wider/larger tire.
    +1

    I'm 215 and the Vittoria Zaffiro 700x23 tires that came on my road bike suit me just fine.

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    I like Pasala Tour Guard 35x700, Continental Contact 40x700, Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy 27x700, and Schwalbe Big Apple 50x700. The Big Apple rolls easy and is great for going over bumps while night riding. Most bikes do not have the clearance for the Big Apple in the 700 size but it is available in 26 inch size. I use the Ruffy Tuffy tires on road bikes that wider tires will not fit on. The Ruffy Ruffy tires are kevlar belted and have a similar ride to tubular tires. They have a round profile and hold alot of air for their width. They are available from Rivendell, Universal Cycles and Harris Cyclery. The Pasala is available in a 32 mm width. I weigh 290 and am down from 355.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldatwork
    I'm 210 lbs and I ride Michelin ProRace2 700X23 tires inflated to around 106 lbs. I find no need to go to a wider/larger tire.
    Same here, except I'm 230lbs and inflate mine to 120 psi. Excellent handling and rolling tire, and comfortable. I did 9 centuries last ear on a pair, and won't use anything else.
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    (....Part of the reason I want wider tires is to allow me to use
    something with a lower pressure to soften the ride a bit.)

    Have you tried running your 28mm tyres at a lower pressure? The rating on the side wall is a max safe pressure, not a minimum. I have the 700x23 Specialized 'All Condition' on front of bike. I inflate to 100 psi when low, but allow tyre to deflate to about 80 psi before pumping up again. I'm 248 lbs. Have a Bontrager 700 x 25 Select on back...do same thing. I got for Christmas a pair of Conti GP 4000 700 x 25. With the kevlar belt for puncture resistance. Of course I should mention I'm for easiest rolling tyres, not so much a cushie ride. I have saddle with springs and carbon fork for ride comfort.
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    I use Continental Ultra Gatorskins on all my bikes. Tough Tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastPlace
    Sooooooooo, who has a favorite 700x32, that is flat resistant?
    I've been ridiing Specialized Armadillo 700 x 32's on my Surly LHT. Inflate to 70 psi (60 - 80 psi range) and they roll great. Not the lightest tire by any means but since I'm 220 lbs, weight of tire is less important than flat-resistance. I've still been able to roll over broken glass, through roadside weeds with goatheads, etc.

    Started out with Armadillo 700 x 28's and they were fast but I didn't like the control 'feel' to them. The 32's have been fine & are too fat to sink into the ubiquitous gaps between asphalt & gutters along the streets that we have around here.
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    Conti Ultra Gatorskins here too. The 28s are plenty wide.

    They have a nice feel to them too, for flat-resistant tyres.

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    Veloflex Pave'. Fast, ever so supple, very light, mundo traction wet or dry. Also: expensive, wear quicker, tend to get cut up pretty fast, not terribly flat resistant, royal pain to mount.
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