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Old 03-22-15, 10:36 AM
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Tire suggestions

Picked up a crew district from city grounds. It's my first single speed and I know it's entry level but I plan on doing some upgrades and proa my in winter going to a leader.

So far I ordered shimano 105 front brakes to replace the garbage fronts. Now I'm looking at tires.

Any suggestions? I live in Chicago so very flat and pretty much urban weekend riding and commuting into work on paved roads.
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Old 03-22-15, 06:30 PM
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Gatorskins.
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Old 03-22-15, 06:37 PM
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That fattest thing that will fit.
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Old 03-22-15, 07:56 PM
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I just upgraded to Panaracer TServs and am quite happy with them. (I commute on pavement as well.)
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Old 03-23-15, 12:31 AM
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https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...-tuffy?ss=2451
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T-Servs are very nice, as mentioned above. Pasela PT is also a great option at a bit lower cost. They don't have as much beef on the sidewall, but I think they're very similar otherwise.
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Old 03-23-15, 07:32 AM
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Panaracer Ribmo
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Old 03-23-15, 07:43 AM
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Panaracer Ribmo

I had my eye on this tire. It seemed popular with some people I work with.
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Old 03-23-15, 11:26 AM
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I'm on my second pair. Super reliable tires without the crappy feel of "bulletproof" tires like Gatorskins.
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+2 on the Ribmos
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Old 03-24-15, 12:07 AM
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ribmos, paselas, or gatorskins, all great tires.

the gators do feel a bit like wearing a diaper but unless you're used to riding on a race tire you probably won't notice it
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I'm on my second pair. Super reliable tires without the crappy feel of "bulletproof" tires like Gatorskins.
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+2 on the Ribmos
How do they handle in the rain? I'm thinking about buying a pair to replace the two worn out tires on my kilo tt but im debating whether or not to stick to 23mm or jump up to 25mm for better traction and resistance to potholes/crappy roads.
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