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Official Tire Thread - What Tire are you Using?

Old 05-03-09, 12:23 PM
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Official Tire Thread - What Tire are you Using?

Did a search and didnt see a thread like this so i just wanted to know what tires everyone else use?

I've been using Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x25 for about 600 miles now and not one flat.
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Old 05-03-09, 12:51 PM
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Gatorskins in 27" - I do try to be careful, but every now and again, I'll hear the "tink-crunch" of a piece of glass being ridden over and no punctures so far. Pretty darn zippy on smooth pavement, and they seem to hold up to the rough stuff OK. Terrible in the sand or loose dirt.
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Old 05-03-09, 12:59 PM
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I'm using the stock ones that came with each bike.

On my Coda, that's "Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 28c".
Never had a flat. 575 miles and counting.

On my Forge, that's "Kenda Kontender 700x25c".
One flat while riding. 410 miles and counting.
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Old 05-03-09, 01:06 PM
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Schwalbe Supreme 26 x 2.00
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Old 05-03-09, 01:25 PM
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x28 on 2 bikes
Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25 on one bike with gatorskins or pasela tourguard ready to replace, just too lazy
Michelin Transworld City 700x28 on beater bike
Kenda something came on my Schwinn Madison, on my trainer bike
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Old 05-03-09, 01:36 PM
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Hard rock has Specialized Resolution on front and back. 26X2.1
Salsa Casserole has Ultra Gatorskins. 700X23
Specialized Tarmac has a michelin lithion on the front and a michelin krylion on the back. Both 700X23.
Soon to be both krylions.
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Old 05-03-09, 01:38 PM
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Just recently switched, however all I know about it is that it's a 26" mountain bike tire.
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Old 05-03-09, 01:49 PM
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Kenda Kwicker 700x32 (stock) One flat, on the one day i ride on a mup.
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Old 05-03-09, 02:19 PM
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Schwalbe Big Apples on my Trek SU 2.0.

Very plush ride. No long distance riding for this bike, rather it's a work horse used around the local area. If it were my weekend commuter or something I'd put some thinner tires on it although I find the Big Apples to roll pretty fast.

50 lbs. in back. 40 in the front. Great ride and I don't feel like the tires are holding me back.

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Old 05-03-09, 02:52 PM
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I've been rolling maxxis hookworms 26X2.5 on my single speed surly 1x1, for the last few months. Those tires have an amazing traction on wet or dry pavement, I've also tried them on some singletrack and gravel paths and I like it a lot. Not one flat yet. I pump them hard and they roll very well, when I ride unpaved trails I let out some air. I just came back from a 80 KM urban ride, time to get some beer.
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700x23 Conti Ultra Gatorskins on the Quest
26x2.0 Schwalbe Big Apples on the Buzz
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700x28 ultra gatorskins, and they are new (~400 miles) and about half a dozen flats. I put some tire liners in them and went a few weeks before I got a flat that I totally deserved... I saw that golfball sized rock but still hit it at 15 miles an hour.... I like the gatorskins, although I am not impressed with their flat protection, but with the tire liners they are good.

Previously I had 23mm conti 4-seasons, which were amazing. Never a flat, very fast, felt good even when the roads were wet. But I wanted wider tires, so I went with the gatorskins... I wish the 4-seasons came in 28mm. Oh well.
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Bontrager hard case 700x28

https://bontrager.com/model/00443/en

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Originally Posted by bcarter6 View Post
700x28 ultra gatorskins, and they are new (~400 miles) and about half a dozen flats.


where do you ride?
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Bontie Racelite's 23c.

Only one pinch flat where i near enough cripled my rim.
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Yes, they are inflated, at 100psi, riding in downtown Atlanta. Just little slivers of things here in there, small enough that I haven't been able to see marks in the tire. One once did something big enough go through that I could see some threads and see a mark inside the tire. Just little holes in the tubes like a sliver of glass or metal got through.

And before you say anything, YES i did check the inside of the tire to see if anything was stuck in there, and no, no little slivers were there there that could slice the tube again. I don't think they are bad tires, Atlanta is not known for the quality of its roads, but when they wear out I'll probably get something different.
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Originally Posted by bcarter6 View Post
Yes, they are inflated, at 100psi, riding in downtown Atlanta. Just little slivers of things here in there, small enough that I haven't been able to see marks in the tire. One once did something big enough go through that I could see some threads and see a mark inside the tire. Just little holes in the tubes like a sliver of glass or metal got through.

And before you say anything, YES i did check the inside of the tire to see if anything was stuck in there, and no, no little slivers were there there that could slice the tube again. I don't think they are bad tires, Atlanta is not known for the quality of its roads, but when they wear out I'll probably get something different.
These radial tire wires are hard to see.
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These radial tire wires are hard to see.
your point?
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26x2.0 big apples for about 9k miles now across 2 bikes
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I just got some Geax street runners for my MTB. I wanted to get them in 1.25 but I ended up getting 1.60 to be sure that they would fit my rims. I can't wait to try them out.
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I used Armadillos on my old bike and got about 4000 miles without a flat. I got a new bike, last summer and put on Gatorskins. After having half a dozen flats in as many months, I've now switched back to Armadillos.
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Uh, they do come in 28mm.

Originally Posted by bcarter6 View Post
Previously I had 23mm conti 4-seasons, which were amazing. Never a flat, very fast, felt good even when the roads were wet. But I wanted wider tires, so I went with the gatorskins... I wish the 4-seasons came in 28mm. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by jwbnyc View Post
Uh, they do come in 28mm.
Really? I haven't been able to find any. Do you know where I could get some?
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Panaracer Pasela TG 700X32. I love them to bits. they are the best commuting tires I've ever used.
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700x23 Gatorskins.
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