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Old 11-10-20, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Sounds like user error to me. Soil/debris on asphalt is a dangerous combination and hitting it while cornering at speed, a wash out is pretty much garanteed. It's unlikely any tire would have done much better in those circumstances.
I'm not arguing user error at all. I know I took the turn too fast. IF I switch it will just be a mental thing for me, but I know 100% I just need to slow down on my turns. This crash should be a good learning lesson for me. The ER told me the stitches should come out in 7-10 days and at day 9 they appear to be a few days away from being ready.

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Old 11-10-20, 10:17 AM
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Just put Schwalbe Marathon GT Plus 700x45c on my 2015 Trek DS 8.6
These replaced the original LT2 700x38c which were on for 5 years.
Slightly heavier but so much more forgiving on the bumps. Recommended.
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Old 11-10-20, 10:53 PM
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42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local hardtrack well. Like!
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Schwalbe Marathons for me. I do a lot of pre-dawn and night rides, and appreciate the reflective sidewalls. They've been extremely durable, have excellent puncture protection, and have been great on different wet and dry surfaces.



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Old 11-13-20, 11:00 AM
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I’m running Specialized Roubaix Pro 26/28 tires on my 2012 Sirrus Limited, about the widest tire it can handle.
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Old 11-13-20, 07:31 PM
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour 700 x 35C on my 2016 Giant Escape 2 City.

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Old 11-14-20, 08:03 AM
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Anyone have an opinion on WTB Byways? Considering getting these for my DS3 come spring. 700c x 44. Terrain is mostly Rail-Trails. Mix of paved and crushed limestone.
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Old 11-16-20, 08:18 AM
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Bontrager H2 COMP, 700x32c on myTrek FX3 Disc. Tire pressure @ 85 psi.
On pavement all the time. Rides great but might change to Continental's when tires need replacement.

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Old 11-17-20, 10:18 PM
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Currently I ride the Continental Gatorskins 700x32, but just can't deal with the harshness of the ride any more, plus they are about done tread wise, so looking at the some Bontrager AW2 or possibly the R3's in 32mm.
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Old 11-21-20, 11:37 AM
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Espoir Sport BlackBelt 700x28 originals on my Sirrus, and SCHWALBE Marathon Plus HS Wire 700x45mm on my DS, since 2015.
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Old 12-02-20, 05:30 PM
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42 Conti Speedrides. Roll well,handle our local hardtrack well. Like!
Cool bike! what is it?
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Old 12-02-20, 07:41 PM
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I just put Continental Gator Hardshells on mine (32). Pretty much only ride on roads/sidewalks.

So far I like them a lot more than the Pathfinder Pros. Ride seems about the same, but they feel smoother/faster and definitely corner way better. Bike feels more nimble too.

I wanted GP5000’s, but I was persuaded to get the Hardshells instead for better sidewall and puncture protection.
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Old 12-02-20, 08:33 PM
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Cool bike! what is it?
Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. Comfortable, versatile. A keeper.
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Old 12-07-20, 11:08 AM
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I've got those Continental Speed Ride tires and have completed 2 rides for 20 miles total. My last ride (not counted in those two for 20 miles) I only made it a little less than 4 miles before I wiped out. I took a right turn too fast , hit some soil/debris on the entrance to a parking lot and down I went. I'm not going to say I think the tire was at fault but I don't know if it helped. I haven't decided if I'll switch back to my stock Bontrager H5 tires or not. Maybe just for peace of mind. Those Speed Ride tires have some funky looking tread on them. I also didn't notice a performance improvement when I switched to the Speed Rides, but I had only been on 4 rides for 60 miles with the H5's.
So after a month off from riding I was able to go out for a 10 mile ride Friday. My knee from the wreck above felt fine during the ride. I was extremely comfortable with the knee. Not so much the Continental Speed Ride tires though. I know it is probably a mental hurdle but it's still a hurdle. I felt a little anxious when turning and even walked the bike instead of riding over bridge grating. I thought about putting the factory Bontrager H5 tires back on the bike but am also considering the Schwalbe Marathon tires ( maybe Plus if I can find them for under $100 for the pair with shipping/tax), in the 700 x 45 size. I'm not looking for speed or extreme performance, just a wide comfortable tire that has good protection from flats. Does that sound like the Schwalbe Marathon tires?

Edit : I ride 95% on pavement and occasionally on packed dirt/stone.

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Old 12-08-20, 03:06 PM
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I have been running Marathon Supremes for several years now, and really like them.

However, I am giving serious consideration to Continental Speedrides on my Crosstrail next spring.. I like the fact that they measure 37mm when mounted.
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I ordered a set of Schwalbe Marathon GT Tour 700 x 45 to replace my Continental Speed Ride 700 x 42 tires. I know the Marathon GT Tours will be a little over trice as heavy (I think 480g to 1050g) but am ready to endure to increased effort to pedal up hill for the trade off of the comfort.
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Well, what is the verdict?
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Surly Cross Check. I'm really liking it. Comfortable, versatile. A keeper.
Very nice bike. Did these handle bars come on it? If not where did you get them?
Thanks in advance, Frank.
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Old 12-20-20, 06:56 PM
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Very nice bike. Did these handle bars come on it? If not where did you get them?
Thanks in advance, Frank.
Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty reasonable, too. $39.00, or so. Very versatile and comfortable. I've got at least three usable positions on them.


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Well, what is the verdict?
i havenít been able to try the schwalbe marathon tour tires yet. It was cold and rainy this weekend.
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Hi. Got them on Amazon. Noirette Plus. Pretty reasonable, too. $39.00, or so. Very versatile and comfortable. I've got at least three usable positions on them.

Thank you, much appreciated. Also, I run WTB Riddler TCS Light, 700 x 37c on both my Topstone and my Quick 3. I like the tire, very comfortable and decent traction, but I feel it wears rapidly. I ride 90% on road and cement, very little on gravel. I got the Topstone not as a off road bike but for it's relaxed geometry. The Topstone lends itself to the 37's very well in both comfort and handling. I will be looking for a 32-34 width for the Quick when these wear out as I like them on the Topstone but not as much as I thought I would on the Quick. Just my .02.
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Old 12-25-20, 02:29 PM
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i haven’t been able to try the schwalbe marathon tour tires yet. It was cold and rainy this weekend.
I got a chance to take my new Schwalbe Marathon GT Tour tires out for my usual 10 mile paved residential road way ride, and I like them much better than the Continental Speed Ride tires I was using. Much more forgiving on the bumps and cracks in the road. I don't use power meters but I would say they take a little more effort than the Conti's because my speed decreased from 11.8 to 11.6 mph avg, and avg heart rate went up from 131 to 135. I know these can change easily from ride to ride but I could feel a little difference in effort. For the gain in comfort I am very happy. I'm not in to speed now but I was dreading getting a heavy tire that would really feel heavier and make me miserable.
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Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 35c
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700-35C 28-1-5/8 {Kenda}
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Used to run 38 on my hybrid, realized how big of an overkill it is to ride it in NYC, now run 23 front and back, runs through small parts of gravel perfectly fine and is much faster rolling than my old clunky 38
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