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Old 04-10-13, 09:34 PM   #1
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Help me find some tires!

When I got my Specialized Crux Comp, I had the tires changed out with Bontrager 700 x 35 H2's I like the tread, and the tires ride fine, but I blew the sidewall out first ride, and now I had a puncture and cut from what may have been just rock salt on the road. So I'm looking for something TOUGH, but in a street tire. I do not offroad with it. I have Gator Skins on my Trek Madone, but they do not come in this large size.

I prefer a wire bead tire.

Any suggestions? Something like an H2 with Kevlar? Maybe made out of Kryptonite
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Old 04-11-13, 02:20 PM   #2
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How about the Vittoria Randonneur Cross? If you've got the budget and want a slicker tread, the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme is a nice tire. If you're willing to compromise weight and rolling resistance for sheer toughness, it's hard to beat the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

Or you could just use 700x32 Gatorskins.
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Thanks Andy. Those are all good looking tires. I like a little tread on this particular bike. I'll see if my LBS can get these.
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I have Vittoria Randonneur Pros in 32 on my Jake, and they've done well. The Pros are folding, but the non-pro version is wire bead. The ones Andy suggested also look nice, as do the Randonneur Hypers. The entire Rando series seem to be pretty nice, actually.
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Nokian tires are truck like.. Made in Finland.. they have additional tires , not studded.
though the studded ones are real good for when you need them.

conti travel contact is made to head off the paved highways 622 37..

Gatorskin sidewall mesh a feature ..

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