Is this a good tire- If not, can you suggest a tire with a little bit of cajones?
I bought a used cx bike (2005 Kona Jake) recently, and the person who used it before me put 700x23 slicks on the rims that came stock with the bike (Sun rims?).
I'm a recent mtb convert and do not like the skinny little tire setup. I use my bike to commute on the roads, but I need a tire with a little more balls to handle the gravel, uneven pavement, potholes, curbs, and tight corners I need to make while riding on those surfaces in traffic.
I'm going to use the same rims but put some beefier hybrid tires on it. Some that will mimic the mtb tires that I am used to.
I thought this
diamond pattern was interesting:
If not, I could go with this
I really wanted to run it by you guys before purchasing though.
Any suggestions are appreciated!