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Tires for long wet rail trail?

Old 09-06-19, 08:17 PM
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Tires for long wet rail trail?

doing 80 miles gravel railtrail next weekend and 60 percent chance of rain ....options are:

1) 33 celemente boss tubeless or
2) 38 challenge gravel grinder ghetto tubeless

opinions?
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Old 09-06-19, 08:45 PM
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I'd go with the 38's and maybe drop a pound or two of pressure.
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Old 09-08-19, 06:31 PM
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38mm challenge.
You don't need a relatively narrow tire with deeper tread for a straight flat rail trail.
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Old 09-09-19, 09:39 AM
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The 38s will be a lot faster on soft, deformable surfaces. Make sure you have 4mm of tire clearance so you don't erode your paint. Maybe put tape on the seat stays.
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38's... and at least a clip on rear fender.

One other thing we've noticed on wet rides is that tires with a continuous center tread seem to flip more water up behind. Meanwhile a low knob doesn't seem to throw the same amount of water.
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Originally Posted by Skankingbiker View Post
doing 80 miles gravel railtrail next weekend and 60 percent chance of rain ....
which did you use & how was it?
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Old 09-20-19, 08:05 PM
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During rainy season on the Katy near STL, running 2.0 fasttraks makes a huge improvement over 40 MSO Clements. I personally think my rear end gets fishtailing below 28 when it's*dry*. With the fasttraks in rain and mud it's inght and day. You float over everything and they're fast rolling. Go as wide as possible.
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