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Old 08-07-13, 04:22 PM
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Best r2t touring tire for the money ?

Shopping for a new set of tires for my wife's mid-1990s specialized crossroads cruz. We bought it used, but it appears to have the original tires (specialized nimbus 700x38). Looks like there is room for something wider 42 for sure,maybe 45. Primary touring use is on r2t. I'd rather not drop $160.00 on Schwalbe supremes, but do want a good reliable tire, preferably in at least a 40.
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whats an r2t?
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Sale: $18.66

https://www.wiggle.com/schwalbe-marat...oad-city-tire/
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rails to trails. Gravel,cinder,dirt.
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I had a long service out of the Continental Travel Contact.. a smooth center band and knobby on the edges..

Their Adventure Touring Tire, So to continue riding when the pavement ends ..
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
that's a great price, but what about shipping from the UK ?
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Originally Posted by 1-track-mind
that's a great price, but what about shipping from the UK ?
No extra charge from them. 5 - 10 days delivery

Free if you spend $80
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I'm partial to Specialized Nimbus, the cheaper kind, not Armadillo.
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I like Vittoria Randonneur Hyper in 700x38c. Works well on all surfaces and measures 40mm across. Should provide good flotation on gravel R2T.
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I'm still liking these Resist Nomads in the 45mm. Great plush, fun tire for the money.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=4682
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An "r2t" is a "rootin' tootin' cowboy".
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Not all r2t are of the same quality. Some are so well maintained and smooth that you can easily ride a 25mm and others a 37 might be more appropriate. If you like a wider tire such as a 38, go wide but it won't be necessary on many r2t's
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Originally Posted by robow
Not all r2t are of the same quality. Some are so well maintained and smooth that you can easily ride a 25mm and others a 37 might be more appropriate. If you like a wider tire such as a 38, go wide but it won't be necessary on many r2t's
Necessary-no, more comfortable-yes. I have to say that I'm in the wider-the-better camp after a VA Creeper/New River/Greenbrier/West Fork/GAP tour when I ran 26x2 Hemispheres on a rigid MTB pulling BOB. If for no other reason than reducing hand shock.
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I did a 100 miles with a new pair of panasonic pasela tg on rail trail and gravel roads and they worked great in the 38x622 size. They come in a variety of widths too.
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