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Old 02-20-24, 08:05 PM
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Bicycle tires

I want to ask about tires

Please ask me all the information you people need before I ask anything lol
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Tires is a big subject, it is you who need to narrow it down. Are you wanting to know which tires to buy? If so, you need to tell us about your bicycle and your general purpose in riding, are you a commuter, a mountain cyclist, etc. It would be helpful to mention your budget as some tires are far more costly than others.
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Originally Posted by Lucillle
Tires is a big subject, it is you who need to narrow it down. Are you wanting to know which tires to buy? If so, you need to tell us about your bicycle and your general purpose in riding, are you a commuter, a mountain cyclist, etc. It would be helpful to mention your budget as some tires are far more costly than others.
Steel road bike
Commuter
No budget
$150 or more in tires is ok with me

Please anyone needing more information

Just ask

I want to get all the information you guys want or need out in the open before I start asking things
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Here is where I would start: https://www.renehersecycles.com/wide_tire/

Get the widest you can fit.
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
Steel road bike
Commuter
No budget
$150 or more in tires is ok with me

Please anyone needing more information

Just ask

I want to get all the information you guys want or need out in the open before I start asking things
This feels like you are playing games, not seeking information.
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Originally Posted by Lucillle
This feels like you are playing games, not seeking information.
OP is being petty because of this thread: Wheel questions - Bike Forums
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
Steel road bike
Commuter
No budget
$150 or more in tires is ok with me

Please anyone needing more information

Just ask

I want to get all the information you guys want or need out in the open before I start asking things
What matters to you about tyres?
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Continental Olympic ii. The only tires for your situation.

https://www.racycles.com/equipment/c...8?sku=10022696

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Op wants us to ask them questions, so they can ask a question?
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meh...not interested and don't care
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I've been riding Schwalbe Marathon Racers 700x35's for some four years now and they've been flawless. They also happen to wear longer than any other tire that I can recall riding. Overall I'd say based on my means and sensibilities, it's a great combo of cost, durability, flat resistance and ride/feel.
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Originally Posted by choddo
What matters to you about tyres?
It matters to that I get a good all season tires at 35c size but looks to me like very few clichers *that I want come in 35c. Kinda forcing me to go tubeless where most of the 35c tires reside

Everyone dropping info thanks

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Do a Google search for bike tires in 'bikeforums'. You'll have dozens of threads to choose from as this subject is beat to death weekly. Don't overthink it.
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
It matters to that I get a good all season tires at 35c size but looks to me like very few clichers *that I want come in 35c. Kinda forcing me to go tubeless where most of the 35c tires reside

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Conti GP 4seasons in 32 should do you nicely in a clincher. Should give very similar comfort to a 35.

By tubeless do you mean also hookless because my tubeless tyres are all clinchers.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Conti GP 4seasons in 32 should do you nicely in a clincher. Should give very similar comfort to a 35.

By tubeless do you mean also hookless because my tubeless tyres are all clinchers.
no don't mean hookless. I'm not sure. I'm vaguely familiar with the wording manufacturers use. I also have clinchers that are tubeless compatible. Are tubeless tires compatible with all clincher wheels. I'm not under that impression. So could I buy the tires I want that indicate tubeless ready on my clichers wheels granted I prep them accordingly.
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
no don't mean hookless. I'm not sure. I'm vaguely familiar with the wording manufacturers use. I also have clinchers that are tubeless compatible. Are tubeless tires compatible with all clincher wheels. I'm not under that impression. So could I buy the tires I want that indicate tubeless ready on my clichers wheels granted I prep them accordingly.
The wheels have to be airtight at the rim. “Tubeless ready” wheels are, out of the box or at most need a special tight plastic seal snapping around them (My bontrager carbon wheels were like this). Usually they have a second clean layer of metal with no spoke holes. You can kind of hack it with tape etc on standard rims but not worth it imho.
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Of course ya need your size wheel but this is a pretty versatile tire for sure.
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
no don't mean hookless. I'm not sure. I'm vaguely familiar with the wording manufacturers use. I also have clinchers that are tubeless compatible. Are tubeless tires compatible with all clincher wheels. I'm not under that impression. So could I buy the tires I want that indicate tubeless ready on my clichers wheels granted I prep them accordingly.
As usual I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking, but if you’re wondering whether “tubeless compatible” tires can be used with tubes on clincher rims, the answer is yes.
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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
no don't mean hookless. I'm not sure. I'm vaguely familiar with the wording manufacturers use. I also have clinchers that are tubeless compatible. Are tubeless tires compatible with all clincher wheels. I'm not under that impression. So could I buy the tires I want that indicate tubeless ready on my clichers wheels granted I prep them accordingly.

For reference, I have no need for tubeless tires and do my best to avoid rims and tires that state they're for tubeless. If tubeless tires couldn't be used with tubes that would be pretty dumb on the mfr's part as many riders carry tubes as backups because the sealant only works on cuts up to a certain point.

When I needed some offroad tires everything that appealed to me was labelled as tubeless. So I took a chance on some Vittoria Mezcal TNT(tube/no tube, clever !) and the 35mm cross tires for which the name escapes me. Anyway, I mounted both on my Mavic A719 rims, designed well before tubeless was ever around, and they were very tight fitting, more so than any tire I've encountered. I wouldn't want to have to remove a bead in the field for a repair, I'll say that. The project that I bought the tires for never panned out so I never used the tires, and thank goodness, I want no part in any of the tubeless tires or rims if they're gonna fit so tight. Plus I noticed the insides of the tires are coated with rubber like stuff to retain the flubber/sealant better. That's not needed with tubes, obviously.

So that's what I like about Schwalbe and they offer tires like the Racer that are not designed as tubeless-ready. Some tires they offer tubeless as an option. My 35mm Racers measure out around 34mm on the 19mm ID Mavic rim @45psi. It comes in a 38mm and 30mm version also. It weighs 460g, not light, but not tank weight(800-900g?) like the regular Marathons with the goo under the tread. Racers use their very effective Raceguard strips and the sidewalls are very thin and flexible. Much of the extra weight of the Racer comes from the thicker tread, so when comparing tires you gotta know all the details about their construction. That said, I'm very pleased that these don't wear down in a couple months like the Vittoria Hyper did.
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As usual I’m not exactly sure what you’re asking, but if you’re wondering whether “tubeless compatible” tires can be used with tubes on clincher rims, the answer is yes.
Oh sorry I didn’t think of this interpretation of the question. Yeah so if you can only find the 35mm tyre you want in a tubeless clincher variant you can put that on any clincher wheel (with a reasonable interior width, like 20mm+ I’d say) and just put a tube in it.

As above, some of them will be quite a tight fit, but not all. I have to say personally I’ve never managed to put a TL tyre on purely by hand and I can with normal tyres. I’ve had to put a tube in roadside once in 5 years after hitting a pothole I couldn’t see at the edge of a cattle grid very hard and managed it ok with levers - this was a 25mm road tyre. Luckily my son had a tube with him because I’d long ago stopped carrying one so saved me a walk to at least a bike shop if not a taxi home! I still won’t take one with me, that was a freak accident and I was going too fast in the circumstances.

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Originally Posted by Bike jambalaya
It matters to that I get a good all season tires at 35c size but looks to me like very few clichers *that I want come in 35c.
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Not these.

Why does this happen to all my tires? (tire fabric burst)
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Thanks I read that . I would definitely invest in them right wheels for the tires
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Just buy some tires that fit and look appropriate for what you want. After you get some experience with them then you'll have something to discuss here as to whether you made a good choice for how you use your bike and the conditions you ride in.

Even the pricey tires aren't so expensive that you can't just throw them away and try some others if they don't work out for you.
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