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Old 10-07-10, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by meanwhile View Post
..Didn't anyone tell the poor guy that the size of tyre he should use for riding gravel depends on his weight???
Please feel free to post a weight to tyre size chart then.
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Old 10-13-10, 11:38 AM
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This is the bike with the Top Contacts mounted. They are nice, roll very well and a lot more comfortable at 80 psi than the 700 x 28 Gatorskins were at 100 PSI.

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Old 10-13-10, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
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This is the bike with the Top Contacts mounted. They are nice, roll very well and a lot more comfortable at 80 psi than the 700 x 28 Gatorskins were at 100 PSI.
Did I say Top Contacts? I must have been smoking dope, I'd NEVER use those pieces of crap!

I run mine at 85 front, 90 rear
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Old 03-30-11, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
Schwalbe tires run REALLY REALY REALLY close to their stated size......... usually exact or VERY close......

Good thread. Here is a chart of measured inflated Schwalbe tires from wallbike: http://wallbike.com/blog/2008/08/17/...nflated-sizes/
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Old 03-30-11, 12:34 PM
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I know you picked up your tires already but I just wanted to share my experience. Before I converted my hybrid to a 29er, I had the stock Schwinn branded Kenda made 38mm on/off road tires. The 38s are very comfortable to ride on and it was as fast as my old steel Schwinn road bike. I even survived a weekend of single track runs haha.

Either way, glad to hear you found some nice tires.
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Old 03-31-11, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
Please feel free to post a weight to tyre size chart then.
Recommendations From Rivendel

Its opinion based, but works. I tend to agree with Grant regarding his affinity for wider tyres. I recommend the widest tyres you can fit and safely use fenders. I roll on Schwalbe Marathons in 700x47c which measure closer to 44-45 on my rims. This is on a Cross Check. I love the tyres. Fast, squishy, and grippy. I don't think I'd like anything less than 40 any more. My Xtracycle-equipped bike wears 2.0" shoes minimum, and has ben on 2.35"s.
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Old 10-08-16, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
I absolutely love my Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. A 35 on the front for faster and more precise steering, and a 40 on the back for more comfort and load capacity.
So you use 700 x 35c in the front and 700 x 40c in the rear? That sounds awesome! I have a specialized hybrid with continental 700 x 32c's and looking to upgrade and get wider. Was wondering how wide i can go seeing that the bike came stock with the continental 32's.
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Old 10-09-16, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Spqr009 View Post
.....Was wondering how wide i can go seeing that the bike came stock with the continental 32's.
My opinion (worth what you have paid for it) is as follows:
~ do not pay too much attention to 'nominal' sizes - the actual width on your specific rims will likely vary;
~ for maximum comfort (and less performance loss than you might think) go with:
(i) the widest tire that will safely fit the frame
(ii) the highest quality tire you can comfortably afford (your choice as to how you trade off suppleness / puncture resistance, durability)
(iii) lower pressure
(iv) consider using wheels (especially at front) with wider (18-21mm) internal rims
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Old 10-15-16, 09:45 AM
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This past September I road the Katy trail end to end and Spurs, 275 miles of crushed limestone trail, I ride a Sirrus Pro Carbon with 700 X 32MM tires. I had no issues and no flats. 50 miles of rain on the second day out.

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Old 10-15-16, 07:12 PM
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I'm running Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 35c tires on my Traverse for 85% pavement/15% hard pack FL trails and am very happy with them. I might be fine with 32s but the Mondials arent offered in a 32. My wife has 28s on her Absolute and IMO they definitely aren't meaty enough for the softer trails.
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Old 10-15-16, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Spqr009 View Post
So you use 700 x 35c in the front and 700 x 40c in the rear? That sounds awesome! I have a specialized hybrid with continental 700 x 32c's and looking to upgrade and get wider. Was wondering how wide i can go seeing that the bike came stock with the continental 32's.
You realize this thread is like 5 years old? The people you are quoting could well have moved on by now. Just saying
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Old 10-16-16, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TomWinKC View Post
This past September I road the Katy trail end to end and Spurs, 275 miles of crushed limestone trail, I ride a Sirrus Pro Carbon with 700 X 32MM tires. I had no issues and no flats. 50 miles of rain on the second day out.
I like the look of that rear rack. Can you (or anyone else) please tell me exactly what brand and model no it is?

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Old 10-16-16, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by therealjoeblow View Post
I like the look of that rear rack. Can you (or anyone else) please tell me exactly what brand and model no it is?

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It is an Ibera IB-RA5 Touring Rack for bikes with disc brakes
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Old 10-17-16, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
You realize this thread is like 5 years old? The people you are quoting could well have moved on by now. Just saying
I'm still here, and still use the same mix - because it works very well for me!

Just because a thread is old, does not mean it's not useful. (Many people complain if users don't look up every old thread, instead of asking questions.)

Just trying to be helpful with everyone! That's what old age is for! MHO
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Old 10-17-16, 02:03 PM
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I would go for 32mm front & back. Pump the front to 10% less than the back.
Good looking bike you got there.
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Originally Posted by TomWinKC View Post
It is an Ibera IB-RA5 Touring Rack for bikes with disc brakes
Thanks!

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