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    Gravel Roads

    So I went to go ride on some gravel roads and noticed that on the sections with alot of loose gravel it got really sketchy. By sketchy I mean it felt like I was sliding all over the place. Will wider tires with stability or will it just be the same? I'm currently running 700x34c Thanks

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    Sure, wider tires and more aggressive tread will help some, but what you are experiencing is just part of riding gravel. It will make you a better rider. If the gravel is loose because of recent maintenance then just give it time and it will pack down, usually after a good rain.

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    Wider tires with lower pressure help. It also helps to stay loose and always be using your drive to correct for slippage.
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    Thanks for the info.. so basically I should just get use to it and rock the tires I have.

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    part of my daily commute is on a gravel trail that goes from packed to 2" deep/loose in spots.

    went from Kenda Quick 30's to Rando 32's (for the road sections of the loop). i run the Rando's at +5max psi.

    i felt a little more control with the mild knobbiness of the Kendas, if i was trying to really put the hammer down and make time. at casual speeds it was just HTFU.

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    Loose gravel will move, get used to it..

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