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    Which tire for all around duty?

    What would be a good tire for all purpose duty, pave/dirt road/singletrack/grass? I've always ran the kenda 1 3/8 27" treaded tires, and now going to 700c there's so much bigger selection I'm ??? on what the best size and long lasting would be.

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    Ahh, nevermind. Found a kenda 35c tire for ten bux on amazon. Can't beat that, wear em out all summer long for that price ~

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    WTB allterrainasaurus. but tread knobs in-general, are energy burners..
    then slicks are so much better

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    You are correct there! I couldn't believe the difference I felt going from a 27" 1 1/8 slick to a 700c 23mm tires on my road bike. It was a performance boost in my ability to hang at the end of fast paceline rides.

    But I want cx tires for my all terrain bike, that way I can ride it to the dirt road rides or to the single track trails and have fun without involving a car in the process. Not concerned with wasted energy for these rides.

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    Sammy Slick 35c
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    I have the ritchey speedmax. With UCI banning tires over 32, I picked up a pair of 35's for cheap. Fairly fast-rolling (file tread down the center) and can handle a bit of singletrack in the mix.

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    I have used the WTB Allterrainasaurus and I wouldn't recommend it for on-road (I haven't used it enough off-road to form an opinion). They make my bike feel sluggish in handling and slow. I think the rolling resistance is pretty high.

    I have a pair of Ritchey Cross Comp Speed Max tires that came OEM on one of my bikes. They are knobby but roll surprisingly fast on pavement. I don't know yet how long they'll last.

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