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    Looking for a good set of tires

    I currently own a Cyclocross bike that Iíll never race but I do charity rides. I enjoy riding on roads and sidewalks 90% of the time and 10% of the time on bike trails through the woods. Most of these trails are established with crushed gravel but every once in a while I enjoy getting on mountain bike trails. I currently have Kenda Kwick Cross, 700 x 30c tires on my bike. Iím thinking about getting rid of them for something more ďroadieĒ since most of my time is on dry cement. I have a few questions to the members on this forum:

    1. Should I get 700 x 28c tires or 700 x 32 tires?
    2. What brands and models would you recommend that gives little resistance on dry cement, good traction on dirt, and good puncture resistance?

    Thanks for your responses.

    -GadgetAdam

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    I am currently running Michelin tranworld cities and find them to be fast on the street and still give plenty of traction for non-technical off road riding... Review: 700 X 32 Michelin Transworld Cities (Offroad & On) . You could go with something more knobby but I would not if most of your riding is on the street.

    I am running 32's but if I were you I would probably go with 28's for street performance.

    Based on reviews, it seems you really need to run a tire liner with these. I am doing so.

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    Don't smoke, Mike. shapelike's Avatar
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    I like the Michelin Jet tires a lot.



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