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Old 06-16-11, 11:43 AM
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tire q.

Looking for new tires. I have a Lynskey Procross frame that I ride primarily on limestone and gravel with occasional asphalt. No racing, just spirited rides. I've pretty much worn out the tires I have (Conti speed king) and I'm wondering if the forum has any suggestions for a tire that is durable and good on gravel. Wheels are velocity deep-v's - although that may change to Open Pro.
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I don't ride much in those conditions, so all my tires are either slicks or off-road tires, but I from other threads I've read on these boards I'd say Schwalbe Marathon Duremes or Vittoria Randonneurs might be good options.
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Thanks, that gives me a good start. I see there's plenty of forums about the subject with those tires. I'll find my answer there.
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I ride a lot of gravel, too. I would look for tires that have strong sidewalls and extra puncture protection. It adds weight, but you may not care. I rode the Conti's you describe because they came on a bike. They weren't bad but really didn't last long. Race inspired tires usually don't. They're built for light weight. You definitely want touring tires. My Ritchey SpeedMax Delta's have done well.
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Originally Posted by STP
I ride a lot of gravel, too. I would look for tires that have strong sidewalls and extra puncture protection. It adds weight, but you may not care. I rode the Conti's you describe because they came on a bike. They weren't bad but really didn't last long. Race inspired tires usually don't. They're built for light weight. You definitely want touring tires. My Ritchey SpeedMax Delta's have done well.
touring is where I shall look. The choices seem infinate. Schwalbe looks like a good product, but I see the Ritcheys are a popular choice. I appreciate the info.
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