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700c 32-40mm tire options

Old 04-23-22, 08:04 AM
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700c 32-40mm tire options

Any suggestions for tires that fit the following criteria?

*700c
* fast rolling
* all road use (maybe some light gravel but mostly road)
* tubeless
* preferably on the wider side of the 32mm - 40mm range
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Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post
Any suggestions for tires that fit the following criteria?

*700c
* fast rolling
* all road use (maybe some light gravel but mostly road)
* tubeless
* preferably on the wider side of the 32mm - 40mm range
Challenge Strada Bianca HTLR 36
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Pirelli has the P Zero Race TLR in a 30, I use them on my Domane, very nice tire. They also have the Cinturato in 32 and 35.
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Gravelking slick. Not SK model, not SS model, but the slick model. And not '+' protection.

Just Gravelking Slick. It comes in multiple sizes within your range, is relatively inexpensive, relatively fast rolling for the size, and relatively durable for the speed.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Challenge Strada Bianca HTLR 36
I came across these while googling. A bit pricey but they look like great tires! I think I read one review that said they're full on race tires though?

Originally Posted by jaxgtr View Post
Pirelli has the P Zero Race TLR in a 30, I use them on my Domane, very nice tire. They also have the Cinturato in 32 and 35.
I hadn't noticed the Cinturato tires came in 32mm and 35mm widths!

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Gravelking slick. Not SK model, not SS model, but the slick model. And not '+' protection.

Just Gravelking Slick. It comes in multiple sizes within your range, is relatively inexpensive, relatively fast rolling for the size, and relatively durable for the speed.
These look hard to beat in terms of cost/performance.

I thought there would be more options for road / light gravel wide slicks, but I'm not finding finding anything besides these tires above and Compass / Rene Herse tires. Is there anything I missed?
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Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post
I came across these while googling. A bit pricey but they look like great tires! I think I read one review that said they're full on race tires though?



I hadn't noticed the Cinturato tires came in 32mm and 35mm widths!



These look hard to beat in terms of cost/performance.

I thought there would be more options for road / light gravel wide slicks, but I'm not finding finding anything besides these tires above and Compass / Rene Herse tires. Is there anything I missed?
https://www.wtb.com/products/exposure
36mm option in black or tanwall. No experience with them.

https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/G-ONE_Speed
Comes in 35mm and 38mm size. No experience with them.
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Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post
I came across these while googling. A bit pricey but they look like great tires! I think I read one review that said they're full on race tires though?
They’re going to be comparable to an RH extra light tire, but with a puncture strip. They make it in sizes up to 40.
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I currently have the Roubaix Pro 2Bliss Ready on my road bike. They call it 30/32 and it has a great compound, very grippy. They aren't the lightest tire but have a great feel, install fairly easily on my wheels, and seat with a floor pump.

They have good puncture resistance. I did slice the tread on my third ride after install but that would happen to any tire and a bacon strip inserted got me home. I have no issue taking them on light gravel if needed and they are comfortable on the road as well.
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Continental Gran Prix Urban (35mm). I've no experience with them though, since all of the bicycles I currently ride use the 50-406 size.
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Originally Posted by Nyah View Post
Continental Gran Prix Urban (35mm). I've no experience with them though, since all of the bicycles I currently ride use the 50-406 size.
I think this is a tubed only tire, but its certainly an interesting option. Thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
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Gravelking slick. Not SK model, not SS model, but the slick model. And not '+' protection.

Just Gravelking Slick. It comes in multiple sizes within your range, is relatively inexpensive, relatively fast rolling for the size, and relatively durable for the speed.
Personally, I would stay away from Challenge tires as their tread happens to come unglued from the carcass. On my third tire and many similar reports.

And Panaracer tires have bead issues - they are quick to replace but I hate having to go through that. Again, many similar reports.

For me, I like tires from Continental, Schwalbe, and Michelin. Pick your size and ride.
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Originally Posted by vespasianus View Post
Personally, I would stay away from Challenge tires as their tread happens to come unglued from the carcass. On my third tire and many similar reports.

And Panaracer tires have bead issues - they are quick to replace but I hate having to go through that. Again, many similar reports.

For me, I like tires from Continental, Schwalbe, and Michelin. Pick your size and ride.
Could you expand on what you mean by bead issues? I just put some GravelKings on the wife’s hybrid (replacing 895g Kenda wire beads!), and would love to know what to look out for. Not especially concerned as she just rides around the neighborhood and will probably settle in at <50PSI, but still curious. They otherwise seem like a very nice, road + dry dirt path + light gravel tire. Got them in 32mm, they come out to ~31mm on her rims.
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Could you expand on what you mean by bead issues? I just put some GravelKings on the wife’s hybrid (replacing 895g Kenda wire beads!), and would love to know what to look out for. Not especially concerned as she just rides around the neighborhood and will probably settle in at <50PSI, but still curious. They otherwise seem like a very nice, road + dry dirt path + light gravel tire. Got them in 32mm, they come out to ~31mm on her rims.
That statement only replies to tubeless use. They tend to go on real easy but also can blow off the rims when run tubeless. But all you have to do is call them and tell them the tire is loose or blows off the rim and they will send you a new tire. Very good CS.
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Originally Posted by vespasianus View Post
That statement only replies to tubeless use. They tend to go on real easy but also can blow off the rims when run tubeless. But all you have to do is call them and tell them the tire is loose or blows off the rim and they will send you a new tire. Very good CS.
Gotcha - thanks!
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Originally Posted by Kabuto View Post
I think this is a tubed only tire, but its certainly an interesting option. Thanks for posting.
This is a comfortable, practically slick tire that handles and rolls very well. I have them on my hybrid. Same compound as Grand Prix 5000. Grand Prix Urban (continental-tires.com)
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