Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon and SE Asia
Bikes: Waterford ST-22, Jamis Quest Elite, Jamis Dragon Pro
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Keep in mind that the larger the tire size, the slower your steering will be, due to the width and added trail that results from the height of the tire. I had some Nimbus Armadillos in a 700 x 38 width on my 520 last year when I was up in Oregon and riding on a fair number of dirt and gravel roads. They are a great tire, but I was shocked at how much lighter and quicker my steering was this summer when I went back to a Conti TT 700 x 32 on the 520, which is a somewhat slow-steering bike to begin with. I'm going to use the 38's on my hybrid instead, which steers fine with bigger tires. The Armadillo is a great tire but for a normal road bike or touring bike I would not go bigger than 32.
Last edited by mtnroads; 11-18-05 at 09:03 PM.