I will be buying a commuting bike to use instead of my old department-store mountain bike.
The bike I am considering has fairly smooth 700x35c tires, which seem less robust than my 26xsomething knobby tires.
Every now and then I find it convenient to take brief shortcuts along dirt trails.
Nothing too serious, but there are roots and rocks and holes instead of smooth pavement.
Will 700x35c non-knobby tires be okay for that?
The planned bike has fenders, so I'm not sure I could add bigger/knobbier tires.