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Bike for my 6'4" 240lb brother and I?

Old 12-14-17, 05:31 PM
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Sorry, I thought you were talking about your new Fuji bike. I would not feel comfortable going fast on this tire. If your brother wants to ride the bike as it is, put this tire on the back at the very least (assuming the other is in better shape).

The recommended usage for Clement X'Plor is cyclocross and gravel. Make sure this is the terrain you will be riding as the knobbies may not be fun on pavement. Personally, I'd throw on some Schwalbe Marathon tires on his bike as they get recommended a lot here, but I have no personal experience with them.
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Alright, I think I will go ahead with the tires then. I will likely pick one of the Schwalbe Marathon tires. When they are recommended, is a particular model recommended?

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Originally Posted by justinkase
Alright, I think I will go ahead with the tires then. I will likely pick one of the Schwalbe Marathon tires. When they are recommended, is a particular model recommended?
Browse through their site. Different models have different characteristics - durability, puncture resistance, rolling resistance, price, etc. and the site lists each tire's strength in each category. Everything is a tradeoff. The basic Marathon Greenguard is a tried and true general purpose tire.
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