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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-18-07, 07:24 PM   #1
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I ordered a set of Velocity Deep V's and my hubs are waiting for them to show up. I am looking for some advice on what width tires to buy. I have never owned a road bike before. I was looking at some 700x25's. Does this seem like a good choice? I am looking at doing 50+ mile rides this summer quite often.
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Old 12-18-07, 07:32 PM   #2
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I'm 200# and I have 28s on my touring set up and 25s on the Robaix. I put 110# in the rear and 100# on the front and I get a very nice ride.
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Old 12-18-07, 07:41 PM   #3
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25c is a good choice. 27c is even better
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Old 12-18-07, 08:53 PM   #4
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Be sure you hhave the clearance for the 27s

I'm running 700X25 Soma Everwears on my V's and am quite happy with them
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Old 12-18-07, 09:30 PM   #5
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I'm 225 lbs and run 700 x 25's on my Roubaix. I like my tire pressure at 120 in the rear and about 105 in the front. For tires, I've had good luck with Michelin Krylion's.
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Depends on what fits into your bike frame and your brakes.
In general, the wider the better - more comfort, reduced chances of pinch flats and actually improved (less) rolling resistance - (more weight and reduced aerodynamics are the only downsides I know of, and perhaps less racy looks).
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I'm ~240 running 700x23 Conti GP 4000's. I run front & rear at 120 with no problems other than I don't get a terribly long life out of the tires.
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I run Ultra Gatorskins on my road bike: 25mm rear, 23mm front and I've had no problems... but I ride very carefully on that bike.
I'm putting Schwalbe Marathon+ 28mm on my new bike because it's going to double duty as my commuter and my distance bike.
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I'm 240 and ride 700 x 23's on my Deep V's. I use Continental 2000/Race tires. Old and new name, same model I was told although the Race seem a bit more narrow.

I tired 25's but in my opinion, I seem to feel more shock with the larger contact surface. So I prefer the 23's. Have 11,000 miles on the V with no trouble.
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Anyone ran the Serfas Seca wire bead 700 x 28? They seem to me to be as light as the Continental Gatorskin, have some flat protection, and for $20, they're cheap. Anyone? Plus, my new Pilot will run 28mm tires, so what the heck.

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I use Vredstein Fortezza Tricomps 700x23. They make them in 700x25. They ride beautifuly, can take
really high pressure, and what i love most: Its the only tire I can remove from the wheel with my
bare hands.
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I run 23's Michelin Krylion on my Deep V's, but they also make them in a 25's. I highly recommend these tires. I had 900 miles on the pair that was on my Specialized and they looked brand new. No squaring or flat spots. Great grip, even in the rain and roll great. I ride 115-120 psi.

With all the people getting the Deep V's, we should have looked into a group buy. I'm thinking about getting a some of the rims for my Hybrid as well and then use the existing LX hubs I have now.
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If possible I would use 28 mm's.

There is a similar thread here:
Tires for Velocity Deep-Vs
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I run 23's Michelin Krylion on my Deep V's, but they also make them in a 25's. I highly recommend these tires. I had 900 miles on the pair that was on my Specialized and they looked brand new. No squaring or flat spots. Great grip, even in the rain and roll great. I ride 115-120 psi.
I absolutely agree. Jaxgtr speaks wisely.

Krylions are also very flat resistant, maybe two or three in 5,000 miles.
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Old 12-19-07, 06:46 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info guys. Also for all the people who put what tire pressure loads they run thanks for that also. I did not even think to ask that.
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I'm 250 lbs and run 700 x 38's. This allows me the extra comfort and the ability to hit a nice fire trail once in a while.
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For the record, I run 110 front and 120 rear in my Somas
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