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    Tires

    Hi,
    My jamis hybrid comes with Vittoria 700x35, inscription on tire also 28x1/58x3/38...
    Can someone explain to me what tires I can get for these wheels? I am thinking of a decent puncture resistant tyre, as slick as possible, (I spend 85% on roads...)

    Thanks

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    You need a 700c tyre. The width can be any within a range that suits your rim. Usually for hybrid style bikes, the rims can take tyres down to about 28mm. Schwalbe Durano PLUS 700cx28mm has the protection of Marathon Plus tyres (the toughest) but with a slick racing tread.

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    Yes, Michael got it right. This is just in case it helps to have a second opinion.

    The tire width chart is towards the bottom of the Sheldon page he linked to. Sheldon mentions that it is conservative, and I have installed tires that were outside the ranges on it without problems.
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    Your tire probably also says 622/35. If you are in New York, 700x35 is all you need to know.
    A Panaracer Pasela Tourgard comes in 700x32 and 700x35 and is a good compromise between light weight and durable. Tourgard means a puncture-resistant layer under the tread.
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    Don't worry too much about the "28x" marking -- it's an older designation that's hardly used outside of northern Europe. JanMM's advice is pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    A Panaracer Pasela Tourgard comes in 700x32 and 700x35 and is a good compromise between light weight and durable.
    +1 on this...I've run these over the mixed terrain of northwest NC on our touring rigs for quite awhile, and have never had the first problem. You can't prove a negative, but I think the Tourgards are worth it for the few extra $. Would I have had flats on the normal Paselas? Dunno, but on rough pavement and miles of dirt/gravel, the Tourgards have performed well for me.

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