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Old 06-20-18, 12:37 PM
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Thinking about new Tires (Giant Escape 3)

Realizing my hybrid will never be "road bike fast" I'm thinking about some different tires to handle the rougher off-road trails.

Anyone have suggestions for some good all-around tires that can handle gravel and dirt as well as pavement?

I'm thinking Cyclocross tires are the way to go. Looks like I can fit up to a 50mm (provided there's no knobs sticking out) without it rubbing.
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Old 06-20-18, 12:52 PM
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Yes, Continential speedrides have worked out great for my Escape on gravel and railtrails.
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Old 06-20-18, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DEW21 View Post
Yes, Continential speedrides have worked out great for my Escape on gravel and railtrails.
What size? 700Cx42?
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Yes, the Speed Rides are marked 700x42, but their actual measurement is about 38-39mm wide. I also have those on one of my bikes and they're fantastic tires.


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Panaracer Comet Hardpack folding. Decent tire with small block knobs that rolls well even on pavement. Only $30 each.

https://www.cxmagazine.com/review-panaracer-comet-38c-hardpack-gravel-tire

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Originally Posted by pjthomas View Post
Panaracer Comet Hardpack folding. Decent tire with small block knobs that rolls well even on pavement. Only $30 each.

https://www.cxmagazine.com/review-pa...ck-gravel-tire
That looks nice. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Where did you buy it?
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That looks nice. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Where did you buy it?
Nigara Cycle thru Amazon. Same price as Niagara but with free shipping.
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Old 07-01-18, 08:50 AM
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I ordered Panaracer Pasela protite's. 700x38. It's a deviation/risk from what I wanted (cuz I'm a cheapass) but it's about $30 cheaper and still has 'comparable' reviews considering what I want to try with them.
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Use the Pasela Protites with the highest confidence. They are probably the most often recommended tire in the Classic/Vintage forum for their performance and ride comfort for those looking for skinwall/tanwall tires (though I think they're also offered in blackwall).

If you don't mind the question, where'd you buy yours and what'd you pay for them?
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
Use the Pasela Protites with the highest confidence. They are probably the most often recommended tire in the Classic/Vintage forum for their performance and ride comfort for those looking for skinwall/tanwall tires (though I think they're also offered in blackwall).

If you don't mind the question, where'd you buy yours and what'd you pay for them?
Whoops, looks like I ordered folding Skinwalls (I wanted black, oh well). $31/tire from ebay (plus shipping) but I had a 15% coupon, so I came out to $66.10 total for the pair in 700x38's.

Other sizes were a bit cheaper (or higher, depending on size).
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