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    What width tyre are you urban riders using?

    I've worn out my 700 x 20s, and I'm about to buy a wider tyre. I commute to work and hit a lot of pot holes. Basic urban commute. I'm considering 700 x 25s. What do you use?
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    zaffiro. haven't put any miles on them yet, but they are affordable reputedly durable, and available in 25.

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    i rock 23's. lots of pot holes. not sure if there's a hell of a lot of difference between those and 25's. there's a better selection of tires to choose from in 23's

    why do you spell tire with a y if you're from san deigo?

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    On my fixie I run 700x28 Armadillos, which are like other manufacturers' 700x30. We have notoriously potholed streets here, of course.

    On my *cough, cough* geared bikes I run 700x25 (to clear fenders) and 700x38, respectively.
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    get TUFO tubular clinchers...!!!!!!!! they last forever... maybe the cyclocross ones?? hehehe (no kidding)

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    Dude you spelled tire wrong....try spell check

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    I use 700x25s. Used to run 23s with never a problem, but the 25s are smoother on the rougher pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvabiker
    Dude you spelled tire wrong....try spell check

    It's english spelling bro.. It's actually you all who spell 'tyre' the wrong way, -with your bastardised american ''english''

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    Yeah, what he said. Now it's time for my tea and crumpets!
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    Conti Ultra Gatorskins. I just put them on last weekend but so far I'm in love.

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    Summer, Fall, Late-Winter = 23s
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    Vittoria Randonneur 700x28 in back a 23 in front. The Randonnuer is smooth and responsive, but also tough as a rock. I never got a flat in one year on it. It feels like a 23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvabiker
    Dude you spelled tire wrong....try spell check
    how can one go this far through life and not be exposed to the queen's english? tire/tyre, color/colour. i guess i've just spent too much time outside the US....hmmmm.

    yeah 23's. because of the selection mostly.
    and +1 for gatorskins.

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    Ive run 700x23, 25, and 28. I like 28s in the city.

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    700x23 armadillos. no punctures in almost two years. and as previously mentioned, they're more like 25s.

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    25's and 28's. no particular brand though. just whatever i find in the dumpster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    zaffiro. haven't put any miles on them yet, but they are affordable reputedly durable, and available in 25.
    +1, rock them in 23
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    Vittoria Radonneur's in a 32c kevlar bead. I'm all about big tires these days, unless of course I'm racing, which I rarely do.
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    zaffiro in 27x1 1/8. the rubber is kind of flattening out though, i think it's about to blow soon.

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