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Tire suggestions for CX used for fast road riding

Old 09-21-12, 02:40 PM
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Tire suggestions for CX used for fast road riding

I'm getting a nice old Poprad that I'm going to use as an all rounder. I'll be running two sets of clincher wheels, one for dirt and the other for pavement. What would you suggest for a good, fast road tire that comes in a larger cross section (~32c). I'd like to take advantage of being able to run fatter tires but would also like a smoother "speed" tread.

Bang for the buck is always an unalloyed good.... Under $50 each is an absolute must, under $30 ea would be appreciated.
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Panaracer Pasela has always struck me as great bang-for-buck and comes in a variety of options (width, folding bead or not, extra flat protection or not, etc).

If money's no option, Challenge Parigi-Roubaix is great, and you can sometimes find deals.
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Pasela's are good. If flat's are a concern (and I imagine they are in AZ), go with the TG option. I've also been very pleased with Panaracer T-Servs.

I like Continental GP 4 Seasons, but they max out at 700x28 and you have to order from the UK (and even then at just the right time) to get them under $50. IMO, they're worth the difference over something like the Panaracers.
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Resist Nomad in 35. I'm running these in the "45" size (measure closer to 42). They are ridiculously good tires for the money.

T-Servs are also good and would offer a little more protection.
Gatorskins and Rivendell Jack Browns would also be solid choices.

But really if you are on a budget get the Nomads.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Pasela's are good. If flat's are a concern (and I imagine they are in AZ), go with the TG option. I've also been very pleased with Panaracer T-Servs.

I like Continental GP 4 Seasons, but they max out at 700x28 and you have to order from the UK (and even then at just the right time) to get them under $50. IMO, they're worth the difference over something like the Panaracers.
It's weird, but I'm averaging 750miles/puncture.

If money's no option, Challenge Parigi-Roubaix is great, and you can sometimes find deals.
Sweet, teh Google finds those for ~$48
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