Which Tires for Rough Streets?
I'm buying a Giant Cypress SL ($820) hybrid bike. However, I'd like to swap the stock 700x28 tires for 35 mm wide, 100 psi tires with a slick thread.
It seems to me that the wider and higher-volume tires would handle better on broken pavement (cracks, ridges, seams, and potholes). They would also be more comfortable. According to what I've read, a wide, high-pressure tire rolls at least as easily as a thinner tire. For me, the slightly higher weight, the slower acceleration, and the increased wind resistance at high speeds are acceptable.
1. Are there any problems with putting a 35 mm wide tire on the Xero XSR-3, 20/24H wheels on the Cypress SL? There appears to be plenty of clearance around the brakes and the frame.
2. Where can I find 35 mm (or at least 32 mm ) wide, slick 700 C tires that are rated for 100 psi pressure? Why wouldn't such tires be attractive to lots of folks?
San Diego Calif.