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    tire recommendation - 700x35, no skidding

    I'm looking for a good tire for my new build, 700x35, and this will be single-speed, so no skids. I'll be doing mostly city commuting, with a little trail riding on hard-pack dirt. I think I'd like a little bit of tread, but not a full on studded cyclocross style tire, so that I can still get along on the streets alright. I know I can get cheapo Kenda from Nashbar for under $10 a piece, but I've had bad luck with cheap Kenda's being slippery in the past. What would you recommend?
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    Yea... single-speed cyclocross is the way I've been rolling. Currently using Maxxis Raze... have enough knob for offroading and not too much for street riding, but then again I haven't really tried anything else.

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...il.asp?id=5400

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    I rode some pretty nice Michelin cross tires most of the winter that were 700x30 but I'm sure they come in bigger sizes.

    That the kind of tread you're thinking about?
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    That Maxxis Raze looks a little bit too aggressive and that Michelin probably looks right on, I'd have to find it in 700x35.
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    Vittoria Randonneur!
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    Vittoria Randonneur looks real good - can anyone compare to the cheaper Panaracer Pasela? Randonneur looks to be about $29/each, while the Pasela can be had for $12.99 - what do you get from the Randonneur for the extra $$?
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    I think it's because the Vittorias have puncture resistant liners. I know that's why the paselas are 13 bucks, but the pasela tgs are 30
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    Continental Contact Security. It's like a Gatorskin, but comes with some tread. Also it only comes in 37c.
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    I second the suggestion for the Continental Contact. I have 28's on one of my bikes and really like them. They run a bit narrow (well my 28's do, about a 27 at proper inflation) Looks like they come in 32 and 37 size. Maybe the 37 runs a bit narrow as well...? They roll well and have just enough tread. There are not cross tires for sure. I've been happy with them.

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    The paselas come in a tourguard version with a kevlar belt, $18 for steel bead, maybe $26 for the kevlar bead. Nice tires, been running them for a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    Continental Contact Security. It's like a Gatorskin, but comes with some tread. Also it only comes in 37c.

    the contact security is probably overkill..."built to hold up in factory conditions"..whatever than means and probably doesn't roll with a ****. I have top contacts and really like em. Available in sizes between 28-47 mm.

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=COCLJ

    The city contact looks nice too, but not as all-purpose.

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    I've been running Ritchey Speedmax for years on my do-it-all fixed gear crosscheck. Most miles are on road/dirt road combos but I've run it on plenty of singletrack that was anywhere from buff dirt to lots of rocks. The tires play well in a lot of conditions.
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    also maxxis locust is what i've been rocking solid city tire
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    i just put some freebie 35mm tires on my conversion. wow, it totally rules! as soon as i wear out these forte cross tires (which is taking longer than i though honestly. and i skid a lot) i'm gonna snag some of the tires you guys have listed.

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