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Originally Posted by gman214
Thanks! Like it very much! Running Continental Country Plus 700x47 tires. Pretty nimble for a MTB.
700 x 47’s are a good choice.
I’m currently running Continental Comfort Contact 700 x 54 (29” x 2.
1) street tires on my Trek Wahoo 29er hardtail and I love the ride comfort they provide.
They’re just 15 grams heavier per tire than your 900 gram 700 x 47’s Continentals.
I inflate them to 70 PSI to reduce rolling resistance and I can really move on them.
My fastest average speed on my Trek 29er with my Continental 700 x 54 street tires is 19.
3 MPH over a distance of 6.
967 miles traversed in a time of 21:
Being that my route forces me to negotiate a gauntlet of 25 traffic lights;
not bad for a 35 pound hardtail with heavy tires, no lockout feature, and a 58 year old engine.