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    700x28 recommendation

    Looking for a 700x28 tire able to handle paved and gravel roads. Maybe 50/50 split between pavement and gravel. The gravel tends to be well packed with short sandy portions. Trying to keep the pricing per tire below $50 or so. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    I like the Vittoria Randonneurs and the Continental Touring plus.

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    I did all of last year's brevets on 700x28 Panaracer Paselas.
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    I'm using the Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech, with great results. This 150 TPI tire is supple riding and rolls very well. It's also tougher on gravel than most road bike tires, due to good sidewall protection. Vittoria just introduced a new generation, the Rubino Pro Tech III.

    "The third generation of the Rubino Pro Tech adds even better ride quality with a supple 150 TPI casing while retaining the same great flat protection it has become known for. It also features a new Aquagrip rubber compound for better traction in wet weather. The standard Rubino Pro has long been a fast performance tire with great flat protection, but Vittoria made it even tougher with the Pro Tech. This mainly happened in the sidewall with an added Mithril protection barrier worth more than the whole Shire. PRB Puncture Resistant Barrier under center tread furthers the tires incredible flat resistance. Aquagrip 3D compound adds to the durability and puncture resistance but also give the tire a lively feel. This feel and durability is further increased with a supple Nylon 150 TPI casing. Twin Tread Technology places harder rubber in the center tread for longer wear life and a softer rubber on the shoulders for cornering grip. Folding bead. Black with Gray sidewall".

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    The Clement Strada LLG rides pretty nice

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    Thanks for the recommendations. I think I will try either the Contis or the Panaracers. Cheers!


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    Might also consider Panaracer Ribmo's. Bombproof.

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    700x28 recommendation

    It's a little more expensive than your target, but the Grand Bois Cerf Green will be nearly perfect for what you're talking about. Life is too short to ride on cheap tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    It's a little more expensive than your target, but the Grand Bois Cerf Green will be nearly perfect for what you're talking about. Life is too short to ride on cheap tires.
    Just replaced some Rolly-Poly's with these. Very nice tires, and I fully agree with that comment.

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    I second the recommendation for Vittoria Randonneurs. I have them on 4 of my bikes (3 w/28's, 1 w/35's) and ride them everywhere. The non-pro's are my preference - they're cheaper and the sidewalls are tough as hell.
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    Another vote for Vittoria Randonneurs. I found the Paselas to be a bit faster but not nearly as durable, the Schwalbe Marathons to betough but very slow and the Continental Gatorskins kind of stuck in them middle (okay at everything great at nothing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
    Another vote for Vittoria Randonneurs. I found the Paselas to be a bit faster but not nearly as durable, the Schwalbe Marathons to betough but very slow and the Continental Gatorskins kind of stuck in them middle (okay at everything great at nothing).
    Great info here. Thanks!

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