I’m considering several 700x32 to 700x37 tires for my Soma Double Cross. The bike will be used for century rides, light touring on-road and will also see some gravel-road, gravel tow-path and easier off-road travel during good weather days. The non-paved trekking could almost be done on a 700x28 slick, I can almost always find a smooth, firm line as I travel along.
I would like to avoid a knobby tire that will make paved road travel slower, but I would like to feel more comfortable that I'm not going to slide when on un-paved ground.
Vittoria Randonneur Hyper & Vittoria Randonneur Cross Pro: http://www.vittoria.com/product/city-trekking/
Schwalbe Dureme: http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/2666
Continental Top Contact: http://www.conti-online.com/generato...opcont_en.html
The Hyper is the smoothest and lightest tire, it can also accept 90 psi. I'm a 210 lbs guy who would want 85 psi in the rear tire.
Which will work best as a faster trekking tire in your opinion? Any other tires that I should consider?