It looks like I won't have a backup ride ready this winter, being too busy with school and all, so I need to rely on my trusty old Fuji S10-S to get me around. Trouble is, the 27x1-1/4 summer slicks are pretty useless around 30 degrees, and the LBS selection for 27-inchers is grim at best. So I'm looking here:
and there are a few tempting options for a budget-minded cyclist who isn't about to hassle with changing over to 700c wheels, and doesn't have a working MTB at this moment. I'm looking at:
Schwalbe HS159 Puncture Protection
Vittoria Zaffiro Road Tire
Panaracer Pasela Road Tire
All are in my poor college student budget, i.e. $15 or so each on that site, all have what appears to be good tread for wet and cold conditions. The Kendas are 1-3/8, and the Paselas are 1". How would those mount on my 1-1/4 rims? (Okay, not mine, the bike's ) Any recommendations or warnings? People seem to like the Schwalbes, but maybe you know different? There doesn't seem to be a studded 27" tire out there, but the Kendas look pretty gnarly. My ride, BTW, is 10 miles RT,side streets, downhill, through town, then uphill on side streets, 5 days per week. Call it 225lbs. on a 30lb.,12-speed touring bike. TIA.
ETA: just saw this thread:
27" winter tires?
I earned my nickname fair and square
So the Schwalbe 159 or the Kendra KrossCyklo? Depends on if I can squeeze a 1-3/8" tire on those 1-1/4" rims.