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Tire Decision

Old 05-27-17, 05:25 PM
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Tire Decision

Hi,

I've made a purchase (that can be returned) and am having some regret. I couldn't find the Panaracer Pasela in the size I wanted (622x28). I went to MEC intending to buy some Vittoria Rubino's in 28, but they only had one. I took a look at the Clémont Strada LGG folding tire, and ended up walking out of the store with two of them.

I'm replacing some 622x23 Vittoria Zaffiro tires that came with a used wheelset I put on my Bianchi to upgrade to 8sp. I ran 27x1¼ last year, (630x32), and Rubino 25 on the rear and 23 on the front before that. I want to shove the Zaffiros onto a single speed I ran as my snow bike in the winter to sell it and get something better.
Major use is commuting ~18km one way.

I think I'd like to be somewhere between the 23s and the 32s - hence looking for 28s. I probably should have just gotten the Rubino's in 25s.

Anyway, MEC only had the all black Strada LGGs - I am kind of looking for the tan sidewall on the 88 Bianchi. Not a deal breaker, but a nice to have. I might consider returning the Strada's to get the tan sidewall version online.

The Paselas are HIGHLY recommended here (In commuting and C&V that I read regularly, anyway) - anyone with comparisons between the Rubino, Pasela, and Clémont Strada?

It looks like the only reasonable price & delivery time option for the Pasela's or Rubinos would be UK. (Chain Reaction looks good for Pasela right now)

Thanks for the input.
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Old 05-28-17, 04:46 PM
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So, I installed the Clément Strada LGGs. Only did a short test ride, but I like them. If I want another pair after I wear these out, I may order a set with tan sidewalls.
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