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WIDE slicks

Old 08-15-20, 08:33 AM
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WIDE slicks

I'm trying to find some really wide slicks. like 770x38 or even 40mm
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Rene Herse Barlow Pass (38mm).

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Heh 700x38/40 is wide?


You can get Schwalbe G-One Speeds in 700x50.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Heh 700x38/40 is wide?


You can get Schwalbe G-One Speeds in 700x50.


50 is mighty wide
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Old 08-15-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Heh 700x38/40 is wide?


You can get Schwalbe G-One Speeds in 700x50.
G-One Speeds aren't technically a slick tire.
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Old 08-15-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Heh 700x38/40 is wide?


You can get Schwalbe G-One Speeds in 700x50.
Context is everything. A 40mm road bike tire is wide. A 40mm car tire is very very narrow.
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Old 08-15-20, 07:29 PM
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Soma Supple Vitesse (non-tubeless):

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...?search=supple
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Panaracer Gravelking - which is very similar to the Rene Herse tires. Just cheaper.
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Old 08-15-20, 07:42 PM
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Maxxis Re-Fuse, 700x40
Compass Snoqualmie Pass, 700x44
Specialized Electrak Armadillo, 700x45, 700x51
WTB ThickSlick, 700x50, 700x52

...and the biggest 700c/29er I can think of, the Schwalbe Big One at 700x60.
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Hutchinson Overide. The 38 is my TL road priority + gravel tire. Not a true slick but close. It has a tiny tread bumps across the center section, those will be gone in hundred or so miles... Comes in slightly over 38 on a 23 rim.

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Old 08-15-20, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dougphoto View Post
50 is mighty wide
I bought some 55mm x 700C Rene Herse tires. They are surprisingly good. It is a bit of an unusual experience, and I think my 38mm Barlow Pass tires hit the sweet spot.
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Old 08-15-20, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by smashndash View Post
Panaracer Gravelking - which is very similar to the Rene Herse tires. Just cheaper.
Panaracer manufactures the Rene Herse tires, so there is a reason for that similarity.
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Old 08-16-20, 08:24 PM
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I built up my Soma Fog Cutter with Gravelking 700x38s in Stan's Grail rims. They measure 40mm, after about a week. The ride feels luxuriously smooth on rough pavement. There are obviously many variables including the new bike, some weight loss, increasing fitness, etc, so speed comparisons are of questionable value. Nonetheless, I've set enough PRs to suggest they can't be awfully slow. They are relatively loud for a "slick". Today I cut a sidewall on a small stone on the road; disappointing but I suppose that could happen to about any tire. A stan's dart got me home, but the tire is toast.

Flat notwithstanding, I'll give a recommendation for mostly paved use, if 40mm is desirable. Personally I'll probably try 35s next.
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