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Old 04-07-14, 06:41 PM
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Tire recommendations

I am currently building up a touring rig from scratch for myself and i will be using VO diagonale front and rear rims. They measure 25mm wide and recommendations for 35 or greater tire. I to this point, i had been using some Vittoria Randonneur Double shields 700x32c. bulletproof but not the most comfortable. So i am searching for something that will be rather good relating to flat resistant but comortable and free rolling as well. I will be riding mostly rail to trails, secondary roads, some mild fire roads, but not too drastic. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
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I don't know if Vittoria Hypers would have enough tread for you or not, but look into those if you haven't seen them before. They're light and fast rolling. I'd even say they're almost like narrower road bike tires on the road. I have had them get a little squirrely in pea gravel type stuff, but the same goes for some other 700x38c tires with much more tread. It just depends on how rough the stuff you're riding is. I have done plenty of packed dirt/tiny gravel sort of paths on them, no problem. Never any fire roads.
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Concur on the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper tires. I would probably use the widest Hyper that would fit my frame. I use 700x38s on my Hyper but only 32s will fit on my Hollands, but they are comfortable and fast. They don't have much tread but you don't need tread on rail trails.
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+1 on the Vittoria Randonneur Hyper tires. Fast, comfortable and supple. And they have pretty good flat resistance. They have been renamed, but I can't remember what they are called now.
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Thank you for the feedback! I had been leaning towards another set of wider Vittorias since i had such luck with flats and hoping the would be more supple. Sounds like they will fit the bill!
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