Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes: Cannondale: '94 R400; Lemond Poprad '06; Specialized Epic Marathon '06; Specialized Stumpjumper '89; Redline Proline Pro Cruiser '10
Is it the Jones CX or the Jones CXR?
My 06 Poprad came with the Jones CX. A good tire for dry hard-pack conditions-- the kind of course conditions that Bontrager himself experiences in NorCal. Not so good for the mucky conditions up here in the PNW.
Knobby tires are going to feel "heavy" on pavement-- they're made for off-road primarily.
If you are going to be riding your Poprad on the road mostly, but want a tire that will handle dirt roads, gravel roads, etc then look for a so-called "trekking" tire. These are tires with a heavy road tread and thick carcass that are designed for touring and riding on unimproved roads, cobblestones, farm roads, etc.