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    Senior Member Hill-Pumper's Avatar
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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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    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.
    May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
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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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