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    Suggest me dual purpose tires on 29er bike

    Hello guys,

    I went to buy hybrid bike to dicks sporting goods, ended up buying diamondback overdrive for $280 (couldn't resist the deal). But half of the time I ride on road, so I am looking to put dual purpose tires on it. Can you please suggest me some.

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    Rims 32h Diamondback SL-7 Doublewall
    Tires WTB Wolverine Comp 29x2.2

    Do I need to buy new tubes too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashinon View Post
    Can't find size 29.

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    Here are a few that may work for you:

    Continental Bicycle -Country Plus (29"/700c are listed as 28" here - look for ETRTO of 622).

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    Bontrager: LT2 700C (Model #08633) or Bontrager: LT3 700C (Model #08316)

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    I run Freedom Cruz with Urban Barrier protection from WTB that I got for $50. They're 29 X 2.0 which is the perfect 29er size.

    And they run quite well both on pavement and hardpack.

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    I like WTB All Terrain. Just wish they made a lighter, folding version. Would be nice to have 'em under 500 grams. I ride them on mellow trails all the time and they do well in dry situations. Corner pretty well on road and don't buzz much.

    http://www.amazon.com/WTB-Terrain-As...tb+all+terrain
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    One I'd like to try is the Clement MSO. Looks like it's right up my alley. This is the 60tpi version, there's also a plusher 120tpi version for $20 more'

    https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...adventure-tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruturaj View Post
    Can't find size 29.
    29" is the same as 700c, which has a bead seat diameter of 622mm.

    Just don't go too skinny for your rims. Many XC 29er rims can handle down to 38mm tires no problem.
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    I've had good luck with these on my commuters. They're heavy,but they roll well,and work in light snow,so should do well for trail use.

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    I tried to find all on ebay and amazon, WTB All Terrain sounds good and I found them ebay too for 30 bucks. I guess I will go with them. But size is 700x37. I have updated my original post with rim and current tire information I found on website. Will 700x37 fit?

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    They should. Whether you want to run narrow or wider tires is a personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    They should. Whether you want to run narrow or wider tires is a personal preference.
    Thank you, I will go narrow for this summer as I will need my bike for daily on road commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    One I'd like to try is the Clement MSO. Looks like it's right up my alley. This is the 60tpi version, there's also a plusher 120tpi version for $20 more'

    https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...adventure-tire


    29" is the same as 700c, which has a bead seat diameter of 622mm.

    Just don't go too skinny for your rims. Many XC 29er rims can handle down to 38mm tires no problem.
    I agree the MSO would be a good option. I ride the 60 TPI Clement X'Plor USH on my hybrid because I liked the center tread better when I checked them out, but it is only available in 35mm... A great tire if your rims can handle something that narrow. Either this or the MSO would be good unless you do more serious off road rides.

    The 60 TPI version of the Kenda Happy Medium available is nice too. The 40 mm version was just a bit too wide for good clearance on my hybrid, but it rode nicely on a combination of mostly crushed stone rail trail with some roads.
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    I found prices I can get online, I am not looking for best performance off road for now, I will put my current tire back on bike after summer. I found these 3 in range 50-60 for pair

    Bontrager LT3 700C
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    Another good tire from Freedom WTB is the Ryder. I have the 700x32s on my Kona, they also have a 700x38 that might be a better option. They have flat protection, roll fast on pavement and have some bite for gravel and hard packed trails.

    Update: I just looked at their website, they have a tire called the Cruz that comes in 29x2.0 and is intended for riding a 29er on pavement. Might look into those too.

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    Do I need to buy new tubes too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruturaj View Post
    Do I need to buy new tubes too?
    Its always a good idea to buy new tubes when you buy the tires or get them installed by your LBS mechanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    Its always a good idea to buy new tubes when you buy the tires or get them installed by your LBS mechanic.
    Actually my original tubes are new only, I was asking do I need new tubes because of size change?

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    Depends on how big of a change in tire width and what your stock tubes are rated for. Tubes have a range they work with(example: 28-38mm). If your bike has 2.2" tires,you switch to 1.5" tires,but that's within the range marked on the tubes,you'll be fine. But if your tubes are intended for tires 2+",then they may bunch up inside the skinnier tires and cause issues. But it is always a good idea to have at least one spare tube in case a tube gets pinched when installing the new tires. A good mechanic rarely does this,but nobody's perfect.

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    No. Tubes made for a specific tire size will work with tires for that size regardless of the width - for instance, if you have a 700 C tire size, your tubes should work as well for your narrow width tires.

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