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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-20-10, 07:49 PM   #1
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what size tire you riding??

I am debating 25 vs. 28...
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Old 10-20-10, 07:50 PM   #2
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on 25s and waiting for them to wear out so I can go 28 or higher
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Old 10-20-10, 07:53 PM   #3
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I run 23...

I do have a set of Panaracer Pasela TG in 32 when the crappy weather hit us...anytime now...
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Old 10-20-10, 07:58 PM   #4
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i have 32s. im unsure of whether i am rocking them or running them.
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Old 10-20-10, 08:02 PM   #5
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23, 25, 28 depending on the bike
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Old 10-20-10, 08:08 PM   #6
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28c Michelin City tires. Switch between those and 23c Gatorskins.
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Old 10-20-10, 08:17 PM   #7
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26c SOMA. But Rando 28 is supposed to be closer to 25 in actual sizing, is that true?
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Old 10-20-10, 08:18 PM   #8
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Old 10-20-10, 08:29 PM   #9
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Forgot to add 35 as that's the size I run on my volume cutter. Yup, bombproof! Would totally use it as my commuter if the gearing and geo wasn't so $hitty for long distance riding.
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Old 10-20-10, 08:31 PM   #10
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Old 10-20-10, 08:34 PM   #11
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I've got 20's on the Road bike, 23's on the fixie, errand runner, and tandem.
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Old 10-20-10, 08:43 PM   #13
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25c gator skins

perfect for my city riding
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Old 10-20-10, 08:47 PM   #14
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Pro Race 3 (23) on the front, Vittoria Randonneur (28) on the rear.
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Old 10-20-10, 08:51 PM   #15
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25's now (Old Conti GP)
23's on the way (GP 4000 S)
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I tend to stick with 25s.
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32c KENDAS
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Old 10-20-10, 09:47 PM   #18
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I've ridden 23 mm Ultremo's, Grand Prix 4000's, Grand Prix 4 Seasons, Armadillos and Gatorskins.

I have recently switched to 28 mm wire-bead Continental Top Contact's, and I consider them the most flat-resistant, easiest-rolling, best-handling and most comfortable tire I've ever ridden.

As narrow as some 23's but a full 28 mm tall.
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28s but sometimes 25s
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I've got 40s on one bike, 32 on another, and 23 on another. The bike with 23s is about to get some fatties again at 50mm. This is one reason why I love bikes with large tire clearances, you're not limited to tire size. Yay! 50mm has been the most comfy I've ridden
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Old 10-20-10, 10:09 PM   #21
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700x25c's
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35 Vittoria up front and 32 Hard case in the rear
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Old 10-20-10, 10:27 PM   #23
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23 in the front, 25 in the back.
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For pavement anywhere from 22mm to 38mm. Anything smaller is prone to frequent pinch flats no matter what pressure you use and anything larger is just slow and heavy without any appreciable improvement in ride quality or reliability. My newest rig is a SS (Salsa Casseroll) with 700 x 28c in the front and 700 x 32c in the rear (Panaracer RiBMo).
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Old 10-20-10, 10:40 PM   #25
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I run 23's and 25's depend on the bike... but I do like the smaller ones a bit better. I know I'm going to have to get a nice fat wheelset and tires for this winter though.
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