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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 09-05-08, 05:44 PM   #1
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Gravel tires for a rode bike?

We just moved into our new (to us) house this week. It is a great riding area with lots of hills and nice bike lanes and so forth. The only issue that I have is that the road from our house is gravel for about 150 yard before it turn into pavement. While I can walk the bike on the gravel, there are times that I would like to ride it if possible. Is there a tire that will hold up without giving me flats?
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Old 09-05-08, 06:05 PM   #2
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Any tire will work on gravel. Don't worry about it, aim for the tire tracks of the cars if you can. It will only be bad for about a week when they come through and regrade it every year.
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This is a proper gravel road? Any moderately wide tire will work fine.
Don't try and make fast turns, though.
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