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Old 12-25-15, 08:58 AM
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Micro-knob tires?

I've been running a very aggressive set of Kenda Kross 700x35's on my Tourist the last while. They are great off the pavement, but ride really sluggish on pavement. I thought I had seen a micro-knob style tire somewhere, but cannot locate them online. Any ideas? I'd like to stick with a 32 or 35 tire if I can.
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Old 12-25-15, 09:05 AM
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Clement LAS 33s are great tires. Light weight and roll nicely. Mine measure about 36 mm wide on Dyad rims. Reasonably priced as well. Panaracer Gravel King 32s are another great option. I've got the 28s and they are fantastic .
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Get threaded touring tires. They'll be great both off-road and on pavement.

Don't ride with knobbies.
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Yes, even file tread Cyclocross tires feel sluggish compared to slicks. Look into CLEMENT CYCLING’S X’PLOR USH AND MSO TIRES.
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Old 12-25-15, 03:42 PM
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Diamond file tread is old hat. was the thing for Dry course CX racing.

of course do much road riding and they're slicks soon.

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I haven't seen these in-hand, I've been researching tubeless ready tyres, here's the micro knob tyres I've found on-line:

[h=4]IRC Serac CX Sand Tubeless Tire:[/h]
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...1&category=180

[h=4]Maxxis ReFuse Gravel Tubeless Ready Tire:[/h]
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=1755

[h=4]Schwalbe G-One Tubeless Gravel Tire[/h]
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...7&category=625

[h=4]Teravail Lickskillet Tubeless Ready Tires[/h]
https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...&category=5882
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Continental Cyclocross Speed in 700x35 will fit the bill. They aren't tubeless ready, however (not sure if you are looking for tubed or tubeless). They have a more or less solid ridge down the middle of the tread, and lasted me about 1,000 miles of roughly half pavement/half gravel riding before getting ragged.

Don't get the Clement X'PLOR MSO tires - the micro tread blocks are very soft, and my rear tire only lasted 500 miles. It is a nice tire with good traction, but the durability was very poor for my riding conditions on relatively sharp rocks.
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Just did 90% gravel ride today on clement LAS, very sure footed even in sloppy clay. Not sure how long they'll last and they claim no flat protection. They are big for 33's
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The Vee Tire CXV fits the bill: Vee Tire CXV 700 x 33 Cyclocross Tire | Folding Bead | CX
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The Refuse look exactly like the Panaracer GK's..
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A little larger than a 35, but I like the Kenda Happy Medium in 700x40. File tread center, small knob sidewalks, soft ride, and wear pretty well for a soft tire.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post

Its not available in 40c. I have Schwalbe Dureme and they're great rails to trails threaded file tires. Much nicer than the Schwalbe Kojak slicks they replaced.
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Its not available in 40c. I have Schwalbe Dureme and they're great rails to trails threaded file tires. Much nicer than the Schwalbe Kojak slicks they replaced.
Cool story, bro, especially the "threaded file" part, but the OP asked for 32 or 35c.
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Thanks for the replies. I'd like to be able to keep my fenders with whatever I get. Can't run them with these knobby 35's I have on now. I need to get these ordered. I keep dragging my feet....
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Originally Posted by 09box View Post
The Refuse look exactly like the Panaracer GK's..
It boggles my mind to consider how they thought Refuse was a good name for their tire. I mean, even leaving aside the garbage meaning, is "to deny" any better? When I want my tires to grip, I don't want them to refuse, because that makes them refuse, if you dig what I'm sayin'.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
It boggles my mind to consider how they thought Refuse was a good name for their tire. I mean, even leaving aside the garbage meaning, is "to deny" any better? When I want my tires to grip, I don't want them to refuse, because that makes them refuse, if you dig what I'm sayin'.
I think they were going for "refuse" to wear/puncture/cut/etc as it is advertised as a durable training tire.

The Clements are great, I also really like the Gravel Kings I am running and they come in a 33. They are very fast tires.
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I also run and like the 32mm GK's. I also have 40mm Kenda Happy Mediums but have yet to really ride them. They look slightly lankier then 40mm but for a higher thread count and tubeless ready tire and fairly light at $60 shipped for the pair I won't be picky.
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Take a look at Kenda Happy Medium's. Might be what you are looking for.
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