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Old 03-24-18, 07:14 PM
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700X35 tyre recommendation

I've changed jobs and my new commute is 100% on road, whereas my previous commute was about 50% road and 50% gravel paths through the park. So I'm looking to replace my tyres with something that will roll a bit faster on the road now that I don't need such knobbly tyres on my commute. What are the best & fastest rolling 35mm tyres out there?
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Probably the fastest 35mm tires are the super lightweight ones from Compass.

https://www.compasscycle.com/product...ponents/tires/

Personally I like a little more puncture protection and find Schwalbe Supremes to be a nice compromise.
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My needs differ from most. I weigh in 255 lbs. I ride on all asphalt in most weather. I really like my continental GP4Seasons in 32mm. I really like them. I also had GP4000sII's but found they punctured often. I haven't had that problem with my 4 seasons.
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woah those Compass tyres are really dear! Thanks for the tip though, I'll look out for some deals on the schwalbes.
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Originally Posted by blueeyedbiker View Post
woah those Compass tyres are really dear! Thanks for the tip though, I'll look out for some deals on the schwalbes.
I order them from a German bike store/website - I forget which one.
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Schwalbe Kojaks are a good option.
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Panaracer makes those Compass tires. They also make less expensive tires, and I like them a lot.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...tire?fltr=3755
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I really like the Shikoros on my fun commuter - panaracer also makes them.

Oddly, only in 700x33 and 700x38, no 35mm

I also have some gravelking SK’s on my all weather commuter, also made by panaracer. They do make a 35mm version, and at least when fresh they are visually smaller than 38mm panaracer paselas, though they will stretch a bit.

It is pretty hard to find smooth fast tires in that size. Paselas might be your best bet. You can get them with and without the puncture strips.
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I like the Forte Metro ST tire from Performance bike. It's cheap, durable, and on my Cannondale T700 I don't notice any differences in weight or ride compared to similar tires (Avocet cross k, for example).
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Panaracer makes those Compass tires. They also make less expensive tires, and I like them a lot.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...tire?fltr=3755
+1 on Panaracers. Love my Panaracer Pro-Tex T-Serv's 35mm for a front tire. Still favoring Vittoria Randoneur Pros for rear tires. Those can often be found for sale (Nashbar etc) for right about $35 a piece.


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My needs differ from most. I weigh in 255 lbs. I ride on all asphalt in most weather. I really like my continental GP4Seasons in 32mm. I really like them. I also had GP4000sII's but found they punctured often. I haven't had that problem with my 4 seasons.
I weigh a bit more than you, and have had great success with the tires I listed above. With our weight, I like a stiffer sidewall and so prefer the Vittoria (at 90 PSI) in the rear while the Panaracer up front excels at gripping the road and has a little more give for vibrations and impacts, I run it at 75 PSI.

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Originally Posted by noimagination View Post
I like the Forte Metro ST tire from Performance bike. It's cheap, durable, and on my Cannondale T700 I don't notice any differences in weight or ride compared to similar tires (Avocet cross k, for example).
I am currently running the Forte Metro ST tires in 700x35 and they are grippy, and supple-ish. I like them a lot. I bought them on sale for $12 each (50% off). I use Mr. Tuffy Tire liners and have had no punctures since purchase late last summer.

They ride similarly to the Kenda Kwests, but are smoother and grippier. The Kenda Small-Block 8's that came with the bike were more supple, but the micro-knobs made for less grip on the road. I had also previously tried Continental Touring II's which were firmer and harsher, but the grippiest tires I have ever run, and also the toughest, but ironically the front or rear was sliced open on a ride home last year.

While I would prefer a more supple ride, the Forte Metro ST tires are now my favorites, especially when you factor in the low price, which when you add the fact that I go through a pair of tires every 9-12 months on my main bike, makes them my favorite tire in years for commuting.

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+1 on Panaracers. Love my Panaracer Pro-Tex T-Serv's 35mm for a front tire. Still favoring Vittoria Randoneur Pros for rear tires. Those can often be found for sale (Nashbar etc) for right about $35 a piece.
It's now called the Voyager Pro, and yes, it's a fantastic tire. In one test, it scored lowest rolling resistance, and there wasn't even a close second. I have a pair in 35mm, though it measures 37mm. When I received it in the mail, I was disappointed at how big and heavy they were in my hands. Then I put them on, and all was forgiven.
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It's now called the Voyager Pro, and yes, it's a fantastic tire. In one test, it scored lowest rolling resistance, and there wasn't even a close second. I have a pair in 35mm, though it measures 37mm. When I received it in the mail, I was disappointed at how big and heavy they were in my hands. Then I put them on, and all was forgiven.
I can’t find anyone selling the voyager pro online, and the voyager hyper seems to be discontinued. Do they still make this tire?
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Sorry, I meant Voyager Hyper, not Voyager Pro. Now that you mention it, I remember reading recently that it's been discontinued. I don't know what, if anything, replaced it. I hope there is something, because it is/was a heck of a tire. Mine aren't worn yet, thank goodness, and I'm going to move them to my gravel bike.
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Yeah, I've heard tons of good stuff about them and thought it was cool they existed in 700x35, but I sure as hell can't find any to buy.
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I switched over to Schwalbe Supremes about 6 weeks ago. They are comfortable and quick.
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
I really like the Shikoros on my fun commuter - panaracer also makes them.

Oddly, only in 700x33 and 700x38, no 35mm

I also have some gravelking SK’s on my all weather commuter, also made by panaracer. They do make a 35mm version, and at least when fresh they are visually smaller than 38mm panaracer paselas, though they will stretch a bit.

It is pretty hard to find smooth fast tires in that size. Paselas might be your best bet. You can get them with and without the puncture strips.
Second the Shikoros. I use them on my Wolverine and as summer tires on my Tamland for riding around Chicago; they are smooth, relatively quick and offer pretty decent puncture protection (knock on wood). I am always amazed how much the Tamland's ride is changed when I switch between them and the Clement MSO's that came stock that I use for winter.
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I use Hutchinson Override 700c 35mm tires, seems like decent combination of speed, comfort and puncture resistance (anecdotally I've only had one puncture so far)
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Big fan of Conti: Conti Toptouring are really good, my GF just put a pair of Conti Contact Pluses (cheaper) on her hybrid, seems like a good tire as well.

Started using Vittoria Randonneurs that came on a new bike I bought: these feel really good (don't know how durable they are though).
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
It's now called the Voyager Pro, and yes, it's a fantastic tire. In one test, it scored lowest rolling resistance, and there wasn't even a close second. I have a pair in 35mm, though it measures 37mm. When I received it in the mail, I was disappointed at how big and heavy they were in my hands. Then I put them on, and all was forgiven.
Ah, thanks for the heads up! I hadn't realized they changed the name.

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Big fan of Conti: Conti Toptouring are really good, my GF just put a pair of Conti Contact Pluses (cheaper) on her hybrid, seems like a good tire as well.

Started using Vittoria Randonneurs that came on a new bike I bought: these feel really good (don't know how durable they are though).

Friend of mine who was also a bike mechanic, and originally recommended them to me told me he was getting 5,000 miles out of them. I haven't been accurately tracking how long they've been lasting me, but I'm pretty sure it's between 3 and 4 thousand miles, which is fair, given that I'm a Clyde + and sometimes my commute includes some jumping off of curbs. I've been using them for about 7 years now, and my only complaint is about their quality control. Over the years I've had a couple of sidewall blowouts on nearly new tires (like mounted a month earlier) that I suspect we're factory defects. But at $35 a pop, I'm willing to take that risk.



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I can’t find anyone selling the voyager pro online, and the voyager hyper seems to be discontinued. Do they still make this tire?
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Sorry, I meant Voyager Hyper, not Voyager Pro. Now that you mention it, I remember reading recently that it's been discontinued. I don't know what, if anything, replaced it. I hope there is something, because it is/was a heck of a tire. Mine aren't worn yet, thank goodness, and I'm going to move them to my gravel bike.
They're still around. 35mm is currently $19. Might get a set myself: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVO...r-folding-tyre
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They're still around. 35mm is currently $19. Might get a set myself: https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVO...r-folding-tyre
Odd that no US sellers seem to have any, though, isn't it?
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