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tire suggestions for Gunnar Sport?

Old 01-13-11, 08:16 AM
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tire suggestions for Gunnar Sport?

Hi,

Can you folks please recommend a nice tire for the Gunnar Sport? My riding is 75% road,
with 25% light rail-trials and light gravel, nothing with roots or logs.

I would like to go with the 700 x 28 size.

Thanks!
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Old 01-13-11, 10:39 AM
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https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...3&category=178

Done deal.
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Old 01-13-11, 10:41 AM
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or possibly

https://www.rivbike.com/products/show...-kevlar/10-034
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Old 01-13-11, 11:28 AM
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Dont like those Rivendell tires, ugly tread.
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Old 01-13-11, 12:29 PM
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Panaracer Pasela. Lots of options, but I'd go with the TG folder.
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I can't speak for the ride yet as I had my Gunnar Sport built up too late in the season, but I ended up going with the Continental 4-Season tires (700x28).

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Conti Gatorskins are an economical choice. Not the fastest or most comfortable tire, but won't break the bank.
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I have conti gatorskins on mine. They work great and are reasonably priced. Knock on wood I have also never had a flat in over 1000 miles.
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I like the Gatorskins and 4 Season better than Paelas but they are hard to find in 28 at a reasonable price. That said, I am currently using 28 Paselas on my Sport and I'm pretty happy with them. It may come down to whether you like black or tan sidewalls.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Panaracer Pasela. Lots of options, but I'd go with the TG folder.
Worst. Tires. Ever.
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Originally Posted by BillyK View Post
I can't speak for the ride yet as I had my Gunnar Sport built up too late in the season, but I ended up going with the Continental 4-Season tires (700x28).

If they'd just put a nice fork on that frame, that would be one sweet looking bike...
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
Worst. Tires. Ever.
You make a compelling argument. The extra periods really cinched it.
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Originally Posted by Pedaleur View Post
If they'd just put a nice fork on that frame, that would be one sweet looking bike...
Steel forks ride at least as good as carbon ones, often better.
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I used the Ruffy Tuffy for a few years. Nice tire. I felt the ride of the Gatorskins was a bit harsh.
I don't like belted sidewalls. Used Marathon Racers for a year. Durable, felt a bit slow.
Go Vittoria Rando Pro on now. The sizing on the Pro is an actual 32, which is very big.

The Pro is an updated Gatorskin.

The Vredstein Fotezza 25c has a very sweet ride, but it has cotton under the rubber.
It doesn't last long.

Do you want a 300gr tire or 400gr?

Belted sidewall or naked?

Thick tread or thin?
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
You make a compelling argument. The extra periods really cinched it.
It's not an argument it's an opinion.

Paselas are relatively light because they are flimsy. I rode them for a while and so did a friend. Even with the TG layer in sizes from 28 to 32 mm they attracted flats more often than ultralight racing tires. I wouldn't ride Paselas if you gave them to me for free.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
It's not an argument it's an opinion.

Paselas are relatively light because they are flimsy. I rode them for a while and so did a friend. Even with the TG layer in sizes from 28 to 32 mm they attracted flats more often than ultralight racing tires. I wouldn't ride Paselas if you gave them to me for free.
When I said 'argument' I was being sarcastic. You know, because you didn't back it up with anything except the extra periods?

Anyway, I have them in 32mm on my commuter/all purpose bike and they do well for me on rough roads and some trail riding. I started using them because some touring cyclists I know use them exclusively and get good mileage and durability out them while hauling heavy loads. I don't use ultralight racing tires but my 2 road bikes have Conti 4 Season and Krylion Carbons on them and the Pasela TGs have done as well as either of those in flat protection while being ridden over worse roads.
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vittoria rubino pro

they should be paying me a commision for all the shilling i do in every tyre thread here.


Edit: oops. just reread the OP. 28mm size. i don't think my suggestion applies.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
When I said 'argument' I was being sarcastic. You know, because you didn't back it up with anything except the extra periods?
I am under no obligation to justify my opinions to anyone. You can take my word as an experienced cyclist or you can ask for details and I might provide them. Or you can just ignore me and make your own mistakes.
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I am under no obligation to justify my opinions to anyone. You can take my word as an experienced cyclist or you can ask for details and I might provide them. Or you can just ignore me and make your own mistakes.

I'm not asking you to justify your opinions. I like being sarcastic to people who type unjustified one word sentenced opinions on internet forums. Keep. Up. The. Good. Work.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
I'm not asking you to justify your opinions. I like being sarcastic to people who type unjustified one word sentenced opinions on internet forums. Keep. Up. The. Good. Work.
You're easily entertained.
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You're easily entertained.
What do expect? This is BF.
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The Challenge tires are supposed to be excellent but I have heard they can be fragile.I will eventually try them. Right now I am using Ruffy-Tuffy's on my Sport (Available at Rivendell and elsewhere.)
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gatorskins here
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