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700x28 for my Trek 7.5FX?

Old 07-07-08, 08:56 PM
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700x28 for my Trek 7.5FX?

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes..._path/fx/75fx/

Bike came with heavy 700x32 tires. Want some newer/lighter ones. Recommendations? I ride on some not great roads from time to time, so I think I don't want to go any smaller than x28 because I'm 6'4" and 200lbs.

Looking for something good. Something with a colored sidewall would be even better!
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Old 07-07-08, 09:31 PM
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You might check over in the "commuting" forum. There will be more interet in hybreds and the best tires.
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I don't think that 28c tires are going to make you much faster. I ride the Hard Case 32cs on my hybrid, and honestly it's not a lot slower than my 23c road bike with Race Lite tires.

FWIW, I love the Hard Case tires on my hybrid. I've never had a flat with them, and they handle great when I have 50 pounds of groceries in my panniers.

Really, if you want the fastest bike, you need a road bike, not a hybrid. I love my hybrid for riding around the city doing my errands. I love my road bike for riding fast and getting some exercise.
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Go with light weight 32mm tires like Jack Browns or Schwalbe Marathon Racer or Panaracer Paselas. Narrower tires are not necessarily faster; it's better constructed tires that are faster. 32 and 35mm tires with more air in them are a good choice for less than perfect roads and they are a good choice for big riders.
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We have 700x28c Continental 4 Seasons with Duraskins on our tandem. Working well so far after about 1,000 flat free miles (knock on wood).
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