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Old 06-30-17, 08:25 AM
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Suggest me a tire!

Got my new bike all built up, and now it needs some good rubber.

My typical riding is 90% roads, 10% grass, light gravel, etc. Nothing too nasty.

Here is what i need.
- tubeless ready
- tanwall
- wide enough for comfort and light off roading without being too sluggish on pavement.
- preferably budget minded, I don't need the lightest newest super-special-awesome tire out there.

anything out there for me? Currently riding panaracer paselas 38mm, but they are a little slow on the pavement.

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I have X'Plor USH on my cross bike, and so far I'm happy with them. But they aren't tubeless.

The Clement Strada USH is tubeless, and might be worth considering.

Strada USH | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires, Adventure Tires, Mountain Bike Tires, Road Bike Tires

For tan sidewalls, some of the Compass tires are also tubeless. You might browse their offerings. They don't mention flat protection.
https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...-bon-jon-pass/
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Not sure if they're tubeless

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...jhFRoCzxbw_wcB
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I'm happy with Maxxis Rambler 40mm. Might be more $$ than you want but you can't save money on tires.
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Originally Posted by mtn_cyclist
I'm happy with Maxxis Rambler 40mm. Might be more $$ than you want but you can't save money on tires.
nah, those are basically the exact opposite of what i'm looking for.
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This response may not be the most helpful, but I'll throw it out:

I put Schwalbe Marathon Cross 700x38 tires on my wife's Nashbar CX bike that sees 80% rough pavement, 20% gravel and she has loved them. She runs into town with our 2 y/o on a rack mounted seat frequently and they have been stable, quiet, roll easy, and have the volume to soak up rough pavement or drop onto the gravel shoulder safely. However:

- tubeless ready? - Not sure
- tanwall? - Definitely not
- wide enough for comfort and light off roading without being too sluggish on pavement? - In my experience, yes. They seem to roll well and they are on the wide side of 38c. We run them at higher pressures to keep the rolling resistance low.
- preferably budget minded, I don't need the lightest newest super-special-awesome tire out there? - $30-40

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Not tubeless but tan wall: Strada LGG Road | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires, Adventure Tires, Mountain Bike Tires, Road Bike Tires

Tubeless but not tan wall: Strada USH | Clement Cycling, Cyclocross Tires, Adventure Tires, Mountain Bike Tires, Road Bike Tires

Tubeless but not tan wall: Re-Fuse | Maxxis Tires USA

Sorta tubeless? and tan wall: https://www.brokenspokebikes.com/pro...g-nearly-slick

Both but more than $40, Barlow Pass and Bon Jon Pass (I've heard awesome things about the Extralight Bon Jons): https://www.compasscycle.com/product...ts/tires/700c/
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Originally Posted by Jixr
Got my new bike all built up, and now it needs some good rubber.

My typical riding is 90% roads, 10% grass, light gravel, etc. Nothing too nasty.

Here is what i need.
- tubeless ready
- tanwall
- wide enough for comfort and light off roading without being too sluggish on pavement.
- preferably budget minded, I don't need the lightest newest super-special-awesome tire out there.

anything out there for me? Currently riding panaracer paselas 38mm, but they are a little slow on the pavement.
Something from Compass...
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the compass and panaracer sound more towards what I need. Unsure on what size would be best. thinking either 32-36mm. 28's sound like they would be a hair too skinny.
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Looks like you can now get the Gravelking in tubeless and brown sidewall. https://www.panaracer.com/lineup/gravel.html I have these in various sizes, both smooth and the SK, like them a lot.
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Originally Posted by Jixr
the compass and panaracer sound more towards what I need. Unsure on what size would be best. thinking either 32-36mm. 28's sound like they would be a hair too skinny.
32mm is a really solid size.
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Originally Posted by Jixr
the compass and panaracer sound more towards what I need. Unsure on what size would be best. thinking either 32-36mm. 28's sound like they would be a hair too skinny.
If you're looking at Compass, note that the 32mm isn't tubeless-ready. Out of the 35, 38, and 44, I'd probably go with either the 35 or the 44, as according to the specs the 38 wound up a bit heavier than the others.
I'm using their 53mm Rat Trap Pass ELs on my gravel bike, and haven't found the size to be a problem on pavement at all. The bike's high total weight keeps it from being a good road climber, but it otherwise rolls similar to my skinny-tired road bikes, as long as I'm running them "stiff" for pavement (i.e. 35f/40r for 205lb bike+rider).
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I run Marathon Dureme.

If I was in the market for new tires today, I'd buy Specialized Sawtooth, an all-around road/gravel tire.
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I've been running some 32mm Panaracer Gravel King slicks and they've been a great road/gravel tire.
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Originally Posted by NormanF
I run Marathon Dureme.

If I was in the market for new tires today, I'd buy Specialized Sawtooth, an all-around road/gravel tire.
I run the sawtooth tire with the Brown sidewall and love it!! I find it perfect for mostly pavement. Tubeless ready, folding bead, 120 tpi , $40 each. I think it checks every box. No side knobs for loose surfaces.
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