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Old 12-01-07, 05:07 PM   #1
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32mm dirt road tire recommendations?

... Still flipping a coin on whether to get RST-33 or RST-22 tubing for a Waterford. The future role of the bike would be for credit card tours. The immediate role is for club rides: 90 percent on asphault roads ... and 10 percent on dirt roads.

For now, I'm wondering what would be good rolling tires for dirt road club rides. I'd like to get 32 mm tires, but I'm not sure on how knobby (if any) they should be. The tires are not for mountain bike riding or cyclocross riding. They are for 30+ mile club rides on dirt roads and unpaved paths.

Any recommendations (make, model) for a 32 mm dirt road tire, and should they be belted tires?
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I ride Panaracer Pasela 32's on asphalt, dirt, crushed limestone, grass, just about everything. Tough tire, not too heavy, and pretty sticky on slick surfaces.
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Thanks Dewaday. Do use the "Pasela 32c ... 360 grams" or "Pasela Tour Guard ... 380 grams"? I believe the difference is that the Pasela Tour Guard has a kevlar belt?
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The Pasela Tour Guard is first on my list for a replacement tire for riding on graveled rail trails. I've read dozens of opinions and spoken to a couple of bike shops and it gets very good reviews from everyone.
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I ride Panaracer Pasela 32's on asphalt, dirt, crushed limestone, grass, just about everything. Tough tire, not too heavy, and pretty sticky on slick surfaces.
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That sounds like what I am looking for to put on my FCR. Nashbar has them on sale for $21.99 I would have room for the 35mm. Would that be to much tire for road? How much more would 700X35 weigh? I can't find the weight on the tire on there web site.

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I found them listed on the Panaracer site

The 700x32 w/Kevlar bead is 330g, w/steel bead is 380g.
The 700x35 w/Kevlar is 430g, w/steel 490.
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Is that to much tire for a commuter?
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Nashbar usually has the Pasela TG kevlar bead "on sale" for 19.99.
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They have the 700x35 for $21.99 That is all they have in stock right now. I'll think I'll wate on some 32mm.
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