Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa City, IA
Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT, 2008 Trek 7.2fx
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I have put thinking about putting a smaller tire on my LHT. Stock, it comes with a 700 x 37 Contential Contact. I have a pair of a Panaracer Pasela TG in 700 x 35 that I bought on Nashbar for 9.75 ea some time ago. I have been thinking about sticking those on my Long Haul Trucker, but am wondering if they will make much of a difference at 35mm vs 37mm. I would like to order the Pasela TG in 700 x 28, but they seem to be all but impossible to find atm.
Do you guys think going from 37mm to 35mm would make much of a difference in bike performance, and what do you guys suggest for a tough, fast, puncture resistant tire suitable to clydes at around roughly 28mm. I know the Armadillos popular but also quite heavy. I commute daily, ride recreationally often, and plan doing some touring. For heavier touring I would probably switch back to the Pasela TGs in 35mm or the Contential Contacts in 37mm.