Have bike, will travel
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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interesting review of several tires in the 27 to 31mm width size
28mm Tire Shootout - Slowtwitch.com
I have the Parigi-Roubaix and find his review to be right-on. The other tires would fit my classic road bike with short-reach brakes perfectly. All of the tires could be ideal for my local 75% asphalt, 25% firm gravel routes that I enjoy.
The comments about tire and rim fit ring true: "Many new rims completely ignore existing ETRTO and DIN standards for shape, width, and diameter. Even though a true tubeless standard exists for mountain bikes (UST), most manufacturers now make their own slightly different version to save weight and have a unique sales story. I have heard similar sentiments from wheel manufacturers in regards to the tires on the market – they're all over the map."
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Last edited by Barrettscv; 06-08-14 at 09:31 AM.