Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tire selection help needed. Size:700x28C

    What is a good tire for a 700x28C rim? Heres what I'm looking for:

    -Not too heavy
    -A thin bead on the center so on road there is minimal rolling resistance on road (Primary riding surface)
    -Some sort of knobbires so I'm not terrified going on packed dirt/grass occassionally.

    I used to have mountain bike tires that were like this, but havent been able to find ones that will fit a hybrid type bike. So far All I've seen is specialzed's Nimbus armadillo (new tread design for 2006, not old version), and it looks like it might work.. What about cyclocross tires?! Thanks!

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There might not be enough knobbies for you, but I recently put Continental Contact tires on my hybrid (700x28) and I like them so far. They're pretty fast but there is some tread there as well.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,975
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wouldn't bet on smallish knobbies on the sides doing much unless you're raceing in the mud.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Okanagan Valley, BC
    My Bikes
    Too Many
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Vredestein Campo Cross in 700 x 28 is a wonderful tire.

    Small knobs and can run at high pressure - I use them for my commute, great tires and never had a flat with them.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Nachoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Point Loma, CA
    My Bikes
    Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)
    Posts
    12,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you like the Continental Ultra 3000s, they're on salre right now at Nashbar for $12.95.
    .
    .

    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

  6. #6
    Machine is not broken TimeZer0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Longfellow, Minneapolis
    My Bikes
    Soma Rush (fixed), Surly Karate Monkey (SS), Specialized P.2 (all the bells and whistles)
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    will 700CX30mm work? I run Bontrager Jones CX cyclocross tires. They've got low profile knobbies, they're ultra light, roll really fast on pavement and are great on hard pack, grass, and even some loose dirt.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •