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Old 02-10-19, 05:11 AM
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Giant Toughroad Tires: Which to Buy?

Hey guys I haven't posted in awhile.. Sorry to have neglected everyone.. I have been going through a lot.. But now.. I am back. Hope everyone is doing well.

So.. The stock tires surprisingly are still holding up.. But, I feel I can get better tires that will improve the ride quality a bit.. I'll keep the wheels for now.. But I would like a good 700x35 or 700x40 tire
that will improve ride quality and possibly performance..

I have seen in other threads Shwalbe Marathon Mondials as an option.. and I do agree that they are tough tires.. But I am staying Tubeless and not sure if they even have Tubeless Marathon Tires

A Tire that is for consideration right now is.. The Maxxis Rambler Tubeless in 700x40

Thoughts?
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Hey guys I haven't posted in awhile.. Sorry to have neglected everyone.. I have been going through a lot.. But now.. I am back. Hope everyone is doing well.

So.. The stock tires surprisingly are still holding up.. But, I feel I can get better tires that will improve the ride quality a bit.. I'll keep the wheels for now.. But I would like a good 700x35 or 700x40 tire
that will improve ride quality and possibly performance..

I have seen in other threads Shwalbe Marathon Mondials as an option.. and I do agree that they are tough tires.. But I am staying Tubeless and not sure if they even have Tubeless Marathon Tires

A Tire that is for consideration right now is.. The Maxxis Rambler Tubeless in 700x40

Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Juggy_Gales View Post
Hey guys I haven't posted in awhile.. Sorry to have neglected everyone.. I have been going through a lot.. But now.. I am back. Hope everyone is doing well.

So.. The stock tires surprisingly are still holding up.. But, I feel I can get better tires that will improve the ride quality a bit.. I'll keep the wheels for now.. But I would like a good 700x35 or 700x40 tire
that will improve ride quality and possibly performance..

I have seen in other threads Shwalbe Marathon Mondials as an option.. and I do agree that they are tough tires.. But I am staying Tubeless and not sure if they even have Tubeless Marathon Tires

A Tire that is for consideration right now is.. The Maxxis Rambler Tubeless in 700x40

Thoughts?
What kind of riding do you plan on? For mostly road riding some big smoothies would work well. I run WTB SLick 26x1.85s. They were inexpensive and have very pliant sidewalls. They don't feel fast due to the lack of tread "chatter", but the (calibrated) spedometer and ride times show them to be very fast tires.
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Here are some objective data that may assist in your search: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

For various tires the site offers data on rolling resistance for a range of tire pressures, info. re: tire construction, puncture resistance, tested tire weight, some subjective observations, and other info. He hasn't tested every single tire out there, but a pretty good selection can be found on the site.

Tire performance as judged by any particular cyclist is very subjective. It's good to have some data to back-up the selection of a particular tire - especially if you are going to spend $50+ per tire.

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Marathon Supreme and Marathon Almotion are offered in Schwalbe's "Tubeless Easy" model. I believe the Almotion is rated one of the least rolling resistant tires money can buy (I could be wrong). Of course, being Schwalbe means they won't be cheap, but, you get what you pay for.


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What kind of riding do you plan on? For mostly road riding some big smoothies would work well. I run WTB SLick 26x1.85s. They were inexpensive and have very pliant sidewalls. They don't feel fast due to the lack of tread "chatter", but the (calibrated) spedometer and ride times show them to be very fast tires.
are those Tires tubeless?
my current tires are 700x50
I just feel they have a bit of roll resistance.. I feel the bike slow down quicker than I feel it should.. and nothin is rubbing etc.. and the bike does get up to speed quick.. but if im not constantly pedaling
the speed decreases quickly.. Ive often use to cruise after getting to speed with dif bikes.. So.. one thing im thinking it might be the tires.. they are plush.. but i think maybe Shwalbe Pro Ones may do.. one person on this thread recommended them along with a higher quality wheel..
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Originally Posted by jlaw View Post
Here are some objective data that may assist in your search: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/

For various tires the site offers data on rolling resistance for a range of tire pressures, info. re: tire construction, puncture resistance, tested tire weight, some subjective observations, and other info. He hasn't tested every single tire out there, but a pretty good selection can be found on the site.

Tire performance as judged by any particular cyclist is very subjective. It's good to have some data to back-up the selection of a particular tire - especially if you are going to spend $50+ per tire.

Good Luck.
thank you for that, I agree and Im going to check it out
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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
Marathon Supreme and Marathon Almotion are offered in Schwalbe's "Tubeless Easy" model. I believe the Almotion is rated one of the least rolling resistant tires money can buy (I could be wrong). Of course, being Schwalbe means they won't be cheap, but, you get what you pay for.


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They are less than half price in Europe. Try bike24.de
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are those Tires tubeless?
Sorry for getting back to you a little late...I don't think my tires can be run tubeless...but I don't know for sure. All I know is that on all three of my bikes, soft, pliant sidewalls make for fast, comfortable riding.
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If ride quality is your concern, Marathon Mondials are not your choice. They are a heavy, durable, tough tire.

I'm a fan of the Clement tires, I've used both the USH and MSO. USH are probably my favorite tires ever, especially for that style of bike.
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Mail me some samples and I can test them .. that's how Revues work .... then I can answer your question...
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My Clement XPlor MSO 700cx40 run tubeless were fantastic for my needs. Then I went 650b, and they now sit in my closet with under 1,000 miles on them. 60/40 pavement/dirt and gravel.

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