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Old 06-09-18, 06:33 AM
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Tires

Good a morning to all,I have a Giant Cypress DX is that needs tires. For Fathers Day my sons informed me that they are getting me the tires. As I only ride on pavement I am looking for some suggestions for a type of a regular”road” tire. The present size is 700x38. I am not adverse to going down to a smaller size tire. Decent flat protection is desired though. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 06-09-18, 07:51 AM
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Recommend Schwalbe Marathon. They come in many sizes, including 32, 35 (my favorite for bike paths), and 38. High quality, puncture resistant tires.
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Old 06-09-18, 08:02 AM
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Tubeless matter to you? Folding?
Schwalbe Marathons, & Continental Contact Speeds seem nice.
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Old 06-09-18, 08:39 AM
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Tubeless matter to you? Folding?
Schwalbe Marathons, & Continental Contact Speeds seem nice.
Non folding w tubes
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Old 06-09-18, 09:32 AM
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I had Marathons, and people recommended Vittoria Voyager Hypers to me at the forum. The latter roll better than Marathons. Also, Panaracer Pasela is a good tire, there is a PT version of it with puncture protection. Voyager Hypers and Paselas come in 32, 35 and 38.

Marathon is a good tire, but it may be a bit too heavy compared to the others.

I you want to go even narrower, check whether the rim width would allow that.
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Old 06-09-18, 10:30 AM
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I had Marathons, and people recommended Vittoria Voyager Hypers to me at the forum. The latter roll better than Marathons. Also, Panaracer Pasela is a good tire, there is a PT version of it with puncture protection. Voyager Hypers and Paselas come in 32, 35 and 38.

Marathon is a good tire, but it may be a bit too heavy compared to the others.

I you want to go even narrower, check whether the rim width would allow that.
I donít think casual bikes really need the fastest tires in the world like road bikes. Marathons are quite light weight with good rolling resistance for the excellent puncture resistance they provide.
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Old 06-09-18, 06:42 PM
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Do you prefer a reflective white stripe or not? Many Schwalbes, which are usually good tires, come with that reflective stripe -- just something to be aware of. One Schwalbe I like, and with which I have personal experience, is the Little Big Ben, in 700x38 (also marked 40-622, but it's the same tire). It's lighter and, from what I understand, more supple than the Marathon (better ride). I have a pair that I've used on various bikes in my fleet, and they're currently on my wife's Trek hybrid.

The Panaracer Pasela PT is supposed to be a fantastic tire. They come in a very attractive tan/gum wall design, and they're noted to be one of the better riding tires you can buy. These may look out of place on your Cypress, or they might look really nice on it; it probably depends on the color scheme. I think they may also be available in blackwall, but I'm not sure.
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Old 06-10-18, 04:00 PM
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Marathon Supreme, folding, 700x35. MHO
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I heartily recommend the Continental Gatorskins...My last pair lasted so long with no flats that I had to relearn how to change a tube when I tried different tires. I ride where it's impossible to avoid thorns and I'm so happy I got another set of Gatorskins! Plus they are pretty easy to find in several sizes.
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Old 06-10-18, 07:25 PM
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Thank you for the input everybody. I asked my sons to get the Continental Contact Speed or the Bontrager H1Hard Case Lite.
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What size rim is the most versatile in way of different tires sizes with disc brakes?
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