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Old 09-30-07, 06:20 PM   #1
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700x32 folding tire recommendation

can anyone recommend a good 700x32 folding tire? on my last tour, i brought a schwalbe marathon tire as my spare and it took up half my pannier bc it doesn't fold! thanks.
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Old 09-30-07, 06:24 PM   #2
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Panaracer Pasela TG

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Old 09-30-07, 09:40 PM   #3
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I also recommend the Panaracer Pasela TG which I carry for touring.
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I might carry a Pasela as a spare, but if I have to use it, it's going right back in the pannier as soon as I get to a bike shop with a decent tire.
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I have some Vittoria Randonneur's that hold up pretty well. It says they're 35's but I think they measure 32. The don't seem that big. $25 at nashbar.
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can anyone recommend a good 700x32 folding tire? on my last tour, i brought a schwalbe marathon tire as my spare and it took up half my pannier bc it doesn't fold! thanks.
How about Specialized Borough Armadillo Elite.

They are folding, light and puncture resistant. 700x32 in size.
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How about Specialized Borough Armadillo Elite.

They are folding, light and puncture resistant. 700x32 in size.
Bingo! +1.
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I have some Vittoria Randonneur's that hold up pretty well. It says they're 35's but I think they measure 32. The don't seem that big. $25 at nashbar.
700x32c Randonneur Pro's at 400g on the Soma Double Cross for summer commuting and ultralight touring. They actually measure a hair under 31mm and are deceptively quick.

700x35/37c Randonneur Pro's at 430g on the Jamis Aurora for grocery shopping, loaded touring, and winter commuting. If I recall correctly, they measured a hair over 33mm.

Still no obvious cuts from glass or other debris and I finally had my first flat in 17 months just a few weeks ago after running over a 3/4" long staple.

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I've logged 1900 flat-free miles on my Vittoria Randonneurs. I just ordered new 700x35s to have on hand, when my tires finally crap out. I can't believe I've made it this far on them. I know, know, I'll get a flat on the way to work here soon. Not on the way home, of course.
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Heck, if you're going to be not too far from a bike shop, I'd carry a simple tire. With my light touring setup I use a Maxxis Detonator 25c on the front (as big as it will take and free, Tinker Juarez gave them to me) and carry one for a spare on the outside of my pack, folds up nicely. Over a thousand miles with no flats on it, I do run a Conti Contact 28 on the rear but still got gobs of miles left on that, no flats.
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Sheldon Brown has a good video of him folding a normal tire: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.html
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Sheldon Brown has a good video of him folding a normal tire: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.html
But I canít find red toe straps

Sheldon Brown is such a mix of good advice and clowning around. I have always coiled a regular tire since my LBS does not stock folding tires in my size. I got a comment once about how coiling is not good for the tire so itís good to hear that I am not doing anything bad or wrong.
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