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Old 03-29-10, 06:30 PM
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Recommend a 700x28 tire?

Whats the best bang for the buck 700x28 tire? My top requirements are puncture resistant, and good handling. Please recommend? Thanks!
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Old 03-29-10, 06:43 PM
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I've been very happy with my Panaracer Pasela's (I run 32, but my dad runs 28 and is happy). I picked mine up for $20 each on jensonusa.com. I've had 2 flats in 2500 miles, fwiw.
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Panaracer Pasela TourGuards.
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Schwalbe Marathon Racers. They can't make up their mind if they're 28s or 30s, but a very nice ride with fairly good puncture resistance.
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If you want high pressure(125psi),Specialized All Conditions w/optional reflective sidewalls. If you want comfort,Vittoria Randonneurs.
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My 28's are Continental Ultra Gatorskins. I <3 them.
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus - cost ~$50, last ~9,000 miles (flat free), approximately 1/2 penny per mile. Can't think of more bang for the buck. They handle well in a variety of weather conditions.
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I run Panaracer Pasela (regular, not TG) 32's, and they measure ~29mm wide. I prefer the regular paselas over the TG's - they have a nicer ride than the TG's I used to run. Since I switched, I haven't had an increase in flats. I run Pasela 27x1 1/4 on another bike, and they also measure ~29mm wide.
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One more vote for Schwalbe Marathon Plus. All around very good for me. They are pretty heavy though.
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Bang for the buck?: ... Continental Contacts... They come with an inner tube, one-year puncture guarantee, good puncture resistance, reflective sidewall, are "fast" and relatively cheap

I've commuted and toured on them for years (with the exception of a desert tour where I needed the extra puncture resistance av SMP's, though they are "sluggish")

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Co...be/5300003707/
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
If you want high pressure(125psi),Specialized All Conditions w/optional reflective sidewalls. If you want comfort,Vittoria Randonneurs.
Second and third...
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Here is a link to a recent thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ht=tire+thread

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Old 03-30-10, 11:07 AM
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Specialized All-Condition Armadillo

https://www.rutlandcycling.com/13246/...illo-Tyre.html
https://cycleloft.com/product/special...re-38576-1.htm

scroll down:
https://www.woodrupcycles.com/news.html
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Lots of BF members recommend Marathon Pluses (HS 348). My LBS recommended Marathon HS 368s ("Europe's most ridden touring tire," according to Schwalbe's site). They've served me well over seven punishing months' commuting in Boston -- no flats yet, and barely any discernible wear. The difference is that they lack the SmartGuard layer. Still seem as tough as nails to me.
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I have positive experience with the Pasela TGs in 700 by 28 flavor, which I've been running on my main bike for over a year with 1 rear flat (I don't keep track of miles directly but probably around 2000 miles, give or take).

On a different bike, I'm running the Armadillos in 700 by 25. I haven't been on those long, but they seem fine so far--they seem to have more traction on dry pavement, but less on wet pavement.
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Originally Posted by truman View Post
My 28's are Continental Ultra Gatorskins. I <3 them.
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Old 03-31-10, 04:23 AM
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Continental Ultra Gatorskins have become the benchmark against which I measure tires. Excellent wear and puncture resistance, very good ride, especially at lower PSI (I run 80F, 90R), no pinch flats at lower PSI, roll well, very good dry handling, reasonably good wet handling, fairly lightweight too, for a wire bead. The 28s just started coming in a lighter, folding bead.

I bought a bike recently that came with 28mm Specialized Armadillo All Conditions. I didn't care for them at all. Very heavy tire, rode like a dump truck, and really skittish in the wet. Aesthetically, I don't like the maroon sidewall. I didn't put enough miles on them to assess rolling or puncture resistance, although they have a sterling reputation for puncture resistance. Sold them to a friend who will run nothing else on his commuter. I couldn't get rid of them fast enough, and he couldn't wait to get a hold of them. Go figure.

My primary bike came with Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase in 28mm. Puncture resistance was excellent, ride at low PSI was very good, especially on the pavé, no pinch flats, dry grip was very good, wet grip reasonably good, rolling resistance was excellent too. Downsides: I couldn't get more than 3,000 miles on a rear tire before the center tread strip would begin to peel off. Aesthetically I don't like the two-tone black and gray color, and I wonder if the dual compound contributes to the center tread strip peeling off. A bit heavy, but not unreasonably so.

This year I'm trying Continental Grand Prix 4-Seasons on two of my bikes--the one that had the Bontragers and the other that came with the Armadillos. I have only one month and 250 miles on them, so this is very preliminary. They seem to roll at least as well as the Gatorskins. Wet grip is absolutely, unbelievably awesome. Dry grip is excellent. They seem to give a better ride than all other tires I've used, even on the pavé. Their lighter weight is noticeable in both climbing and sprinting away from stoplights. They spin up easily and roll well. Between the grip, ride and sprinting, I feel like I'm in the pro peloton going to work, and I'm learning what it's like to not have to slow down in the rain. Wear and puncture resistance remain to be seen. From other riders I understand they don't wear quite as long as the Gatorskins. I'm willing to trade some miles for the extra grip, but not everyone is.

Meanwhile, my bike with the Gatorskins rolls on and on.

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I'm running Michelin CiTY's. I've got the 35's... I don't have experience with the 28's, but I can't imagine too much difference. So far, so good. I've had them for maybe 6 months with no flats yet. Overall, I'm pretty happy with them.

Occasionally on nice wide empty side streets, I like to slalom a bit. Lots o' fun and they seem to handle well. They did seem a bit "stiff" at first, but once I slalomed around a bit they handle much better now.

Also, it has a reflective sidewall. This was something I didn't think super important until I took a picture, with flash, of my bike. Man, are those things bright!

$28/ea at REI.

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Originally Posted by truman View Post
My 28's are Continental Ultra Gatorskins. I <3 them.
+1 . Fine tire. Ride well. No flats for me ( 1 for my son )
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Michelin Transworld City. Cheap, work well, reflective.
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Continental ultra gator skins, fast enough, sticky enough, durable enough.
Ultra sport are cheaper

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Continental Ultra Gatorskins ...The 28s just started coming in a lighter, folding bead.

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Do you have a source for those?
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I've got Michilin Citys in 28 -- nice tires.

As Sudo Bike noted, the reflective sidewall is outstanding.
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Just last winter I got a set of Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech tires in 700x28. Haven't ridden with them yet, but they look nice. 150tpi, 115psi max, 290g, sidewall protection and puncture protection.
I previously had Schwalbe Marathon Plus 700x28 tires. Never going to wear those out or flat them, but they were 760g.
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Do you have a source for those?
Sorry, my mistake. It's the 25mm Gatorskins that just started coming in folding. The 28s are still wire bead.
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