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    The best hybrid tyre you have used?

    Hi guys so im looking for a good hybrid tyre

    I mainly travel on roads however there are times when i have to go on grass and very rough ground
    so can anyone point to to a brand or a tyre that they have used that is good.
    Im looking for something that can provide grip in the wet as its very wet in the UK and some decent puncture protection

    Thank you

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    Seems like a better question for here:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...ybrid-Bicycles
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    If you consider price to performance and all other factors ... then I vote ... without a doubt ... for Schwalbe CX comp's.
    I have been riding those cyclocross tires for a few years now and they are very versatile, quite light, super durable and very fast rolling for their type.
    Especially considering that I only paid 8€ per tire ... I consider them to be the best hybrid tires available.

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    Schwalbe Sammy Slick 35c, light weight fast and comfortable. However the CX comp's mentioned above may have more puncture resistance.

    You will get many suggestions in the hybrid forum but they'll mostly recommend heavy commuting tires. But maybe that's what your looking for.
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    I too like the Schwalbe tires. I have the Marathon Supremes on my Specialized Crux in 700x35 and they are great around town and the occasional gravel/dirt path. These have a road tread that is quiet and seem to have low rolling resistance at 85 psi, but enough tread that they give some confidence on rougher surfaces.
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    The best hybrid tyre you have used?

    Hi guys so im looking for a good hybrid tyre

    I mainly travel on roads however there are times when i have to go on grass and very rough ground
    so can anyone point to to a brand or a tyre that they have used that is good.
    Im looking for something that can provide grip in the wet as its very wet in the UK and some decent puncture protection

    Thank you

    It also needs to fit on a 26er thanks

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    Those marathon supremes are definately the best all round tires ever ... and their price reflects it

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    These are my current favorites http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-Pilot...ds=pilot+sport Has their Protek flat protection whis is only adequate, but they stick REAL well and ride well to boot.
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    I have some cheap-o 700x35 Kenda Kouriers on my singlespeed and they've been more than functional. The thing is a tank, so weight isn't an issue, though. It makes my geared bikes seem that much faster when I'm on them.

    I run them at 80lbs, ridden them on rough roads for a season with no flats. The rear still has some decent life in it, front is still fresh as a daisy.

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    Wire bead Kenda Kwick Roller Sport 700x32. Very comfortable (it's a 32) and I've ridden it for several thousand miles on gravel without a single flat. Works great in wet. Relatively quiet.

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    Moved from Road to Hybrid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Those marathon supremes are definately the best all round tires ever ... and their price reflects it
    Yeah very highly regarded. I have a pair of Panaracer Urban Max tires on my grocery getter that have been abused for years and are still going strong.

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    For occasional dirt paths I've been OK with WTB Allterainasaurus. More Rolling resistance than a slick tire..
    but tread block tires are.. 700 32 are the ones I got. were $20 each..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    Those marathon supremes are definately the best all round tires ever ... and their price reflects it

    have you compared those against the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper, or the Continental Gator Hardshell, both of which come in 32 and 35c sizes ?

    I'm always dubious about claims something is the best, without comparision points. I don't know what level of experience you've had with the range of tires. I've not used any of those three yet, but have been leaning towards one of the ones I mentioned based on reading, research. In hybrid sizes, I /have/ used Michelin City (ok, nothing great), and Specialized Nimbus Armadillo (kinda leaden riding, fairly puncture proof. I've used Conti Gatorskins in 28c on a road bike, they were awesome, vastly better than the cheaper tires we'd used before (mostly various Specialized AllConditions and such, and a pair of [ugh] CST's my college son got when he ripped a Specialized).

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    I've tried other brands on my bikes, but I keep going back to the Continentals, and I have confidence in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryPitts View Post
    These are my current favorites http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-Pilot...ds=pilot+sport Has their Protek flat protection whis is only adequate, but they stick REAL well and ride well to boot.

    been happy with these too..i found them in 700x40 since i am a clyde..
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    hey, I used Pilot Sports on my old Jetta :-p

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    Everyone the original person wants 26 inch tire's! GaryPitts suggested Michelin Pilots 26inch the only suggestion so far.
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    for 26x1.9 or so the specialized hemisphere's have worked well for me. get the 'armadillo' variant if you want serious puncture resistance.

    I also have a pair of 'geax evolution' on one of my fat tire bikes, also in 26x1.9, that work great on pavement and mild dirt.

    the geax is this tire here,


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    (thats on a 7-speed cruiser style bike that I ride like its a hybrid.. picture was taken to show off the new freshly brazed v-brake bosses...)
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    Here's some Continental Contact 26inch tires, if your looking for something more like roadbike tires. http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...RfmxQw&cad=rja

    I have a set of these wild run'r 1.1 tires and like them very much http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...w61-yA&cad=rja. Both these tires are available in different widths.
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    oooh, that does look like a nice tire. 3 ply 180TPI means each ply is a healthy 60TPI.

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    I had this in mind,

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...05877#features
    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...-tyre-ec029181
    something with a bit of tread but also little rolling resistance in the centre

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    There excellent prices from Evans and I like the Green Guard tires from your links. I know I'd get sick of cornering on bitumen around town with the other having nobbys that large, it could even result in a crash when wet.
    The only reason I linked Bike Tires Direct is there vast range then if there's one you like search online if there available local. But I have ordered from Australia from them and there quick and easy. Those Green Guards are nice though.

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/searc...lick-mtb-tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    Everyone the original person wants 26 inch tire's! GaryPitts suggested Michelin Pilots 26inch the only suggestion so far.
    haha +1

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    I too am a Continental fan as I have always had great luck with them. They Grip and wear well in most conditions.

    Continental offers their newest puncture resistant tires in their “Plus” series and offer three versions (Tread Patterns) in 26” sizes.

    An overview can be found HERE

    Continental also offers their older models with either their SafetySystem - the system for puncture protection such as their Contact II or models with their Vectran Breaker such as their Top Contact II

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