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Classtime 04-02-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Sailboat Bob (Post 22459453)
Setting up a racer for the season. Concerning speed and nothing else whats the best thing for 27" clinchers?

Slicks. But nobody currently makes a folding lightweight slick. It would be interesting to compare a folding Pasela with a Gatorskin.

dddd 04-02-22 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by Sailboat Bob (Post 22459453)
Setting up a racer for the season. Concerning speed and nothing else whats the best thing for 27" clinchers?


The only tires that are available in 27" sizes and having been tested for rolling resistance would be the Continental Ultrasport and Ultrasport III, although versions of the Vittoria Zaffiro that were also tested might be similar to the 27" version of the Zaffiro.

The Continentals tested well, actually as good as some of the higher-level racing tires from other brands.
The tested 700c Zaffiro was not far behind in terms of rolling resistance.

I've ridden on the 27x1" Pasela tires, which measure a full 26mm wide on my touring rims, and these seem to ride and perform well, but I probably couldn't notice a couple of watts difference (per tire).

The better-performing tires reportedly don't suffer as much additional rolling resistance incurred by lowering the pressure by any increment of pressure.
At higher pressures, different tires may perform more similarly, unless the tread is deep which would intensify the flexing of the rubber tread (and incur energy losses).

Trueblood 04-21-22 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by tommymc (Post 22261969)
Western Bikeworks, www.westernbikeworks.com, has Schwalbe HS159 27 X 1-1/4 gumwalls at $19.99 ($16.99 each when I put 2 into the basket). With puncture protection and real tread they look like great commuter or pathway tires.

These are finally back in stock. Great price, just ordered 4. Free shipping over $50. Thanks for the link, I waited a while for these. $10 cheaper than they are on Amazon.

Mr Sir 04-23-22 08:36 AM

This list is perfect thanks I need some 27" tires I think I will go for the Schwalbe HS 159 as I got a place where they go for 10$

Mr Sir 04-23-22 08:41 AM

The shop in question is bike24.com in Denmark which sells them for 9 eur

beicster 04-30-22 06:25 PM

Not sure if this is new to any of you, but Swift Tire once again has the tan wall 27X1 3/8 tires in stock. Price is up to $36 which is more than I recall them being but I could be wrong.


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