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    What are the best 700 x 47c hybrid tyres?

    Hi, what 700 x 47c hybrid tyres offer good puncture protection and are silent. Thanks.

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    Schwalbe MARATHON SUPREME 50-622 (28x2)

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    Deffo Marathon.
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    First off, are you set on 47s for a reason? What type of riding? Any other options ??? Schwalbe Marathon Supremes are AWESOME!

    The reasons for my questions are, that their 40s ride as well as 45-47 on the rear, and their 35s ride as well on the front, and quicken and improve handling by a wide margin. The mix is a wonderful on my hybrid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    First off, are you set on 47s for a reason? What type of riding? Any other options ??? Schwalbe Marathon Supremes are AWESOME!

    The reasons for my questions are, that their 40s ride as well as 45-47 on the rear, and their 35s ride as well on the front, and quicken and improve handling by a wide margin. The mix is a wonderful on my hybrid.
    47 is probably the widest I can go due to clearance, I usually do road biking but I also do some off road biking. I also want to ride the same width on front and back, I've found these but are they any good:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/c...e/rp-prod30218

    I also want to get some Puncture Resistant Inner Tubes so I can be 100% sure I don't get any punctures, can any one recommend any?

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    Those tires don't get verry good reviews..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by fowler98 View Post
    47 is probably the widest I can go due to clearance, I usually do road biking but I also do some off road biking. I also want to ride the same width on front and back...
    I'm using the 700x50 Schwalbe Supreme and a 700x38 Vittoria Hyper. The 700x50 Schwalbe measures to about 45mm wide on a Velocity Dyad rim, The Vittoria is more true-to-the-label. Both tires are near slicks with a few snipes mounded into the bald tread.

    I find the smaller tire to much more versatile. It's lighter and faster on the road. The ride is smoother both on road and off. Traction is better with the smaller tire, IMO.

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    Those tires don't get verry good reviews..........................
    by who?, they could have an axe to grind

    47 is probably the widest I can go due to clearance
    but you dont have to turn the thing into a fat tire mountain bike ,
    just to ride off the pavement.

    and the big wide tire will be heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    by who?, they could have an axe to grind



    but you dont have to turn the thing into a fat tire mountain bike ,
    just to ride off the pavement.

    and the big wide tire will be heavier.
    I've read many, many, many, reviews on this tire, and the consensus is that they are very heavy and slow. Hard to spin up, and tiring for the long haul. I've never tried them, just a lot of research, just looking at tires, when I replaced tires on my son's bikes. Even on their website.

    However, they do have good flat protection.

    Price is decent, but price isn't the most important to me. Maybe that's why they are so cheap, relatively speaking.

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    Just sensing maybe you didn't know what you wanted was 29er , not a lightweight hybrid anyhow .

    Cross Racing is on no wider than 34s

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    Where's the cheapest place I can get the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. I've had a read around and I've seen nothing but good reviews on them but wheres the cheapest place to get them, also want puncture resistant inner tube just to be 100% sure I don't get any.

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    Several hundred miles of riding my 700x35 Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires on a Giant Escape . . . No flats and only an occasional air pressure top-off (every couple of weeks.)

    Picked them up at a fair price on Amazon:

    Schwalbe Marathon Plus
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    and I've put about 1000 miles on my vitorria hyper randonneurs (now called rando. pro) in the past year, 700x32, zero flats, done bunches of hard pack trails with them too. they still ride really nicely, low rolling resistance, good road feel with 120 TPI casings. the very similar voyager hyper come in a 700x40 which is pretty darn wide for a hybrid tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierce View Post
    and I've put about 1000 miles on my vitorria hyper randonneurs (now called rando. pro) in the past year, 700x32, zero flats, done bunches of hard pack trails with them too. they still ride really nicely, low rolling resistance, good road feel with 120 TPI casings. the very similar voyager hyper come in a 700x40 which is pretty darn wide for a hybrid tire.
    I ride on 700x42, and while it's pretty big on the street, it rides smooth like butter at 40 PSI front, 45 PSI rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fowler98 View Post
    Where's the cheapest place I can get the Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. I've had a read around and I've seen nothing but good reviews on them but wheres the cheapest place to get them, also want puncture resistant inner tube just to be 100% sure I don't get any.
    Amazon is a good place to look. Check reliable online dealers like Universal who will usually price match. For the absolute cheapest price you will have to do some searching because shipping to where ever you live could erode an otherwise good tire price. Please realize that added layers of puncture resistance will also increase pedaling effort. Puncture resistant tubes may be overkill with tires like the Schwalbe.

    There are no 100% puncture proof tires unless you run solid uninflated tires like those found on kids trikes.
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    also note that folding tires are a LOT easier to ship than wire-bead ones, and generally arrive in much better condition.

    that said, I buy all my tires at a LBS, if they don't have what I want, they can get it in a couple days.

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