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Old 08-04-20, 11:57 AM
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27" tires????

Wheres the best place to find a decent not too expensive 27" tire.
I'm thinking under $30 each.
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Old 08-04-20, 11:58 AM
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The ultimate 27" tire reference thread!
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Old 08-04-20, 01:38 PM
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When I am looking for cheap I go to Amazon but you can sometimes find deals at Biketiresdirect or Treefort Bikes. I have a entry level Miyata I am rehabbing to sell and I ordered cheap Sunlite tires for it as it was all I could find at the time and compared to the Panaracesr I am used to they are heavy and not easy to mount. If you are doing a bike for yourself look for deals on Panaracer Pasela's they are worth spending a bit more for IMHO. Supple nice riding.
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Old 08-04-20, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
If you are doing a bike for yourself look for deals on Panaracer Pasela's they are worth spending a bit more for IMHO.
Not just your humble opinion, but objective truth.

You can spend $35 for a set of crap or $60 for Paselas.

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Old 08-04-20, 02:03 PM
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Specialized All Condition (Armadillo) tires are nice, but more like $90 a pair. 😳 They seem pretty decent so far. 🙄😉
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Another endorsement for Panaracer Paselas
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I recently shopped for 27s and a lot of places are out of stock. Ditto that Paelsas will probably be the best.
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Old 08-04-20, 07:04 PM
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I tried to order some of those Panaracers for the old Raleigh I'm working on but couldn't find any. Ended up going to my local bike co-op and getting a cheaper set of 27" wheels. They said they usually carry a lot of 27" stuff as they're used to rebuilding older bikes. If you have a local bike co-op, maybe try that.
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Old 08-04-20, 10:24 PM
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If you need new 27" tires this year you're probably going to have to take whatever you can get your hands on, and feel lucky you were able to get them. I understand that QBP (wholesale supplier for most bike shops) had 27" Paselas come back into stock the other day... and they were all gone within about five minutes.
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Old 08-04-20, 11:25 PM
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Panaracer Paselas are the only 27" tire I've used that is both good and cheap. There are some other choices in the 700c size, but not 27".
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If your bike frame has enough space and, you want a bigger more comfortable tire try out the Michelin Pro-Tek. The smallest size they come in is 32mm. I've got no idea about availability.

https://www.performancebike.com/mich...93474?v=333740
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I enjoy both the Pasela and the Sand Canyon tires.
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Old 08-05-20, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
If your bike frame has enough space and, you want a bigger more comfortable tire try out the Michelin Pro-Tek. The smallest size they come in is 32mm. I've got no idea about availability.

https://www.performancebike.com/mich...93474?v=333740
This is a good tire. It runs wide on my rims (it measures out close to 27 x 1 and 3/8).
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Old 08-05-20, 07:51 AM
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One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of 27 inch rims are older technology and lack a hook bead. If your rims lack a bead, get a tire with a wire bead and run it around 75 PSI or less depending on what you can get away with.
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
If your bike frame has enough space and, you want a bigger more comfortable tire try out the Michelin Pro-Tek. The smallest size they come in is 32mm. I've got no idea about availability.

https://www.performancebike.com/mich...93474?v=333740
As a fan of big cushion-y tires I like these a lot but be warned they run closer to 35mm- by my measurements they're 4mm wider than the ubiquitous Kenda gumwalls on the same rim (30.5mm vs 34.5mm).
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Originally Posted by ramzilla View Post
If your bike frame has enough space and, you want a bigger more comfortable tire try out the Michelin Pro-Tek. The smallest size they come in is 32mm. I've got no idea about availability.

https://www.performancebike.com/mich...93474?v=333740
Ever ran these on gravel or gravel-like? Just wondering.... I've been riding Kenda k-161 (Krosscylco) and would be willing to give something else a try. There just really isn't anything out there for 27" diameter wheels in a gravel or gravel-like configuration.
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Ever ran these on gravel or gravel-like? Just wondering.... I've been riding Kenda k-161 (Krosscylco) and would be willing to give something else a try. There just really isn't anything out there for 27" diameter wheels in a gravel or gravel-like configuration.
These are quite a bit wider and heavier than the Kross Cyclo 1-3/4" tires, so can be run at considerably lower pressure. This bodes well for their possible use off road.
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Ever ran these on gravel or gravel-like? Just wondering.... I've been riding Kenda k-161 (Krosscylco) and would be willing to give something else a try. There just really isn't anything out there for 27" diameter wheels in a gravel or gravel-like configuration.
I run them on my upright hybrid bike. They're mounted on 27" rims on an old Raleigh Technium. I've taken the bike down well compacted gravel paths frequently. The Pro-Teks do just fine.

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Thanks for the responses DDDD and Ramzilla. I'm going to purchase a pair for my next gravel grinder project and give them a go. I found, already, that the Kenda Krosscyclo tires are heavier than my road tires, but maybe that's not a fair comparison. The Kenda's are the only tires I've purchased for gravel, so I don't have anything to compare them to. Anyways, "gravel" seems to encompass a lot of different road materials and conditions, and what might be fine for my situation could be just "okay" for someone else's situation.
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There is also a Continental tire in 27". I haven't tried it, but generally, Continental tires are very good. The only 27" tire I've tried and liked in recent years is the Pasela but if I needed one, I would take a chance on the Continental.
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Yep, Continental makes the Ultrasport in 27. I have them on my Raleigh, 27x1 1/4 size. They are wire bead, work well on the old hookless rims, and are a nice riding tire for such a low price. I think Paselas are nicer, but the Continentals are pretty decent and don't cost much. They are a good option.
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32 Dollars will get you some decent Continentals, from Universal Cycles, but that doesn’t include shipping.
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