These 'road' tires aren't working for me... I need some tread! Recommendations?
I'm pretty new to cycling... A few months ago I picked up a Felt SR91 bicycle for myself and a Gary Fisher Tiburon for my girl. Well, last month I decided to commute to work... well, on my first day I lost control when I slipped off the sidewalk and the bike got all wobbly and I ended up hitting my head on a telephone pole at like 12-15mph. It was not a fun time. I didn't have a helmet on either... yes, I was very lucky.
Since then, all of my bruises have healed and I got the bike out of the shop after they straightened the rear derailluer hanger. Well, I went for a little spin, but, now I'm paranoid everytime I start to lose traction... these tires gotta go. The bicycle came with some kind of 700x28 tires and after I got a nice gash in one tire, i replaced them with some 700x25 All Condition Specialized Armadillos (http://www.specialized.com/SBCEqProd...izoq6r1.j27006). Well, we primarily ride on the sidewalks and they're pretty uneven and theres sand, and leaves and twigs, palm fronds even and we also ride on some gravel and through a little bit of grass... well, i want to get some tires with some tread on them.
but, i'm guessing because of my wheel size that i'm probably limited to what i can get, right? well, the bike came with 28 width tires, so i'd like to go back to 28 and i could probably go a little bit wider, right?
what do you guys recommend?
ps. if anyone would be interested in the tires, they have maybe 50 miles on them... no punctures or anything... i can get pics. i paid $30 each... make me an offer