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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-28-13, 01:51 PM   #1
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Widest/flat resistant tube/tire for my cross bike

I have the specialized tri cross and I run 700x35 tires. I ride a rail trail and get puncture flats often
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Old 11-28-13, 04:07 PM   #2
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Presta valve thorn resistant? and Schwalbe Marathon Plus.. all that will ad weight ,

but that only matters starting and climbing ...railbeds are always very slight sloped
because trains dont climb steep (without a cog wheel track down the center) ,
and they never built those in the states. OK there is the Cable Cars in SF.

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Thank you for your response. I ride year round and I hate to change a flat when it is below 35 degrees f.
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If you don't need any tread, the Rivendell Jack Brown Blues might be a good choice. I've the JB Greens (with thinner tread and no lining) and the measure 35 mm wide on Open Pro rims. No flats in 1,500 miles of riding on roads, paved and unpaved trails. The Jack Browns roll very nice for a wide tire and are reasonably light.
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I have run tires from 23mm for road riding to 43's on our local rail trail. I got my 43 mm.



Bruce Gordon rock and road are the 43mm. It is amazing how comfortable the 43mm are
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The Vittoria Voyager Hyper has been flat free for me. It's a slick that does well on gravel with a smooth ride and plenty of speed.
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I have run tires from 23mm for road riding to 43's on our local rail trail. I got my 43 mm.



Bruce Gordon rock and road are the 43mm. It is amazing how comfortable the 43mm are

What bike do you have those on?
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If you don't need any tread, the Rivendell Jack Brown Blues might be a good choice. I've the JB Greens (with thinner tread and no lining) and the measure 35 mm wide on Open Pro rims. No flats in 1,500 miles of riding on roads, paved and unpaved trails. The Jack Browns roll very nice for a wide tire and are reasonably light.
FWIW, there is a big difference in the green and blue label tires. The Blues ride like doo-doo. But, anything that is more or less flat-proof is going to. I prefer to ride nice, supple tires and take my chances.
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If you don't need any tread, the Rivendell Jack Brown Blues might be a good choice. I've the JB Greens (with thinner tread and no lining) and the measure 35 mm wide on Open Pro rims. No flats in 1,500 miles of riding on roads, paved and unpaved trails. The Jack Browns roll very nice for a wide tire and are reasonably light.
+1 on the Jack Browns. Several gravel centuries, countless rail-trail miles, some single track and nary a flat.
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