I have a folder I'm using 20x1.75 85psi tires on but I'm looking for something with less rolling resistance.
I'm pretty much set on slicks for touring. Anyone use these tires:
Schwalbe Marathon Slick (35-406)
Schwalbe Stelvio (28-406)
Continental Grand Prix (28-406)
Continental Sport Contact (28-406)
How are they for performance & flats?
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My rims are 17mm between bead flanges... 19mm between bead seats.
I'm not sure which width is used to determine "safe" tire width...?
Sheldon Brown's page on tire sizing says 17mm rims are good down to a 25mm wide tire (25-406) and even a 19mm should be fine for 28mm tires so, I should be OK with any of the above tires, right?
The Stelvio has a Kevlar bead - I've *heard* they're more inclined to peel off but that may just be hooey - or if the rim is too wide.
Comments or suggestions for other slicks welcome!
Should I post in the regular forums too since all these tires are available in 700c sizes?