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    sorry if this has been answered before, I would like to put road tires on my hybrid I have 700cx35 hybrid tires on now and am looking to go to a more road tire, possible with tread siping but otherwise slick. I havent seen anything in a 35 that is slick how small of a width tire can i run without problems?

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    The hybrid riders who prefer narrow tires tend to go with 700x28.

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    I bought a set of these http://www.amazon.com/Continental-Sp...3623862&sr=1-3 but have only put on the rear to replace a cut tire. May be kinda what you're looking for although they come in 28, 32 and 37, but not 35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    The hybrid riders who prefer narrow tires tend to go with 700x28.
    Yep. That's often the narrowest you can go on a typical hybrid rim. Flatbar roadbikes like a Cannondale Quick 1 have road wheels and can go to 23mm.

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    Take a look at the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase tire that came standard on my friends '11 Trek 7.3 FX. I ride with him quite a bit and am pretty impressed by them. They are basically slicks but last night I saw him go through some slop with them as well. They come in a 700 x 32 and 700 x 28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knobd View Post
    Take a look at the Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase tire that came standard on my friends '11 Trek 7.3 FX. I ride with him quite a bit and am pretty impressed by them. They are basically slicks but last night I saw him go through some slop with them as well. They come in a 700 x 32 and 700 x 28.
    I am running a set of these in 700 x 32 width on my Multitrack. I am impressed by how well they are wearing compared to the Contis I had been running. I use them on asphalt, stone dust and gravel without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    The hybrid riders who prefer narrow tires tend to go with 700x28.
    That's what I have. I recommend Serfas Secas. They offer damn good flat protection for a really good price. I got 2 of them for $25 apiece. I have gotten no flats over the 200mi that I've put on them. I actually did get one flat, but that was because the rim tape tore. I now have some good quality Velox tape. I think rim tape may be the cheapest bike part.
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    thanks for the advice/help everyone, I will probably go 32, mabey 28 ill have to measure to see how skinny they are. I do hit some offroad trails (hard pack and/or gravel) so i think a bit wider tire may work better for that.

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    +1 on the 28. I put some onmy crosstrail last week. Love em!!

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    Also my LBS gave me some rim tape not made of rubber but rather a cloth tape type thing. He said it was an old school rim tape. Then I put the rubber rim tape over that. Superior protection from the snake bites. Ive only put on 100 or so miles since I used it but so far so good.

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    Thanks, I was about to ask this same question. I had an OLD Memory of the shop I bought my bikes at saying I could go as small as 28's but that was 20 plus years ago and my OLD mind questions what it remembers!!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpz937 View Post
    sorry if this has been answered before, I would like to put road tires on my hybrid I have 700cx35 hybrid tires on now and am looking to go to a more road tire, possible with tread siping but otherwise slick. I havent seen anything in a 35 that is slick how small of a width tire can i run without problems?

    The Rigida Taurus 2000 rims on your Scott Sportster 30 are 622 x 19 and Rigida rates them for 28 - 62 mm tires.

    I would not put a 62 mm tire on a 19 mm rim, but a 28 mm tire should be fine.

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