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Recommend A Good Road Tire

Old 09-13-11, 04:11 AM
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Recommend A Good Road Tire

I recently purchased a 2011 Jake The Snake and would like to convert the tires to road tires (I'm mostly on paved trails and city (very poor pot hole ridden) streets and save my mudslingers for the spring. Looking in the $50 range per tire. Any suggestions on size (35-28) would also be helpful and appreciated.

New to biking again at 50 and new to this forum.

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Welcome to the forums! You'll find lots of great advice here. Congrats on the Jake the snake. It is a great bike, and you will love it. very versatile. For tires, I would recommend the Panaracer t-serv protex. They have a Kevlar bead, excellent flat resistance and good wet weather grip.

Comes in 25c, 28c, 32c, and 35c - choose per your weight and comfort preferences.

The smaller sizes come in blue, yellow, or red if that's your thing - Blue might go nice with the 2011 JTS.

I have 32's with the reflective stripe and they weigh in at less that what the mudslingers do.
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Originally Posted by aggiegrads
..... For tires, I would recommend the Panaracer t-serv protex. ........
Thanks, I had done my homework and was looking at the:
Bontrager Hardcase 700x32
Vittoria Randonneuer Pro 700x35
Schwable Marathon Plus 700x32

But after your recommendation, called my LBS which by chance stocks the Panaracer you mentioned so I ordered 2 (700x32).

Thanks, being new to all this, I did my homework but it is nice to get someone's opinion whose actually using a product. BTW, the LBS guy said, "That's a great tire." when I called. I'm sure I'll be happy with them.

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Any of the above would have been a good choice. The Schwalbe's are highly recommended as a bomb-proof tire, although they are nearly twice the weight of the Panaracers. The Vittorias are also very good, but a bit slow. I don't have experience with the Bontragers.

You will be happy with the Panaracers. I think that they are the best compromise of fast, light, and durable without breaking the bank.
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