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Situation:

Me heavy. Me fixing up Lemond Nevada City for mucho riding. 23mm tires are too girly-man for my weight/needs, I know this from experience. :(

Need good BIG road tires, 27-32mm... something that's light, rolls fast, feels good, and has reasonable grip and durability. Doesn't have to be completely bulletproof (i.e. thick heavy rolling-resistance-adding belts are optional), but it shouldn't flat at the drop o' the hat either.

Help me whittle down or add to my short list. The current candidates:


Continental 4-Season Grand Prix
Continental Ultra Sport (had these a loooong time ago in 28mm, were pretty good)
Challenge Parigi-Roubaix
Grand Bois Cypres ("Cypress")
Grand Bois Cerf ("Deer")
Vittoria Rubino Pro
Schwalbe Marathon Racer

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Continental Gatorskin
Panaracer Pasela
Jack Brown Green label
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme
Michelin Pro2Race


Big road tires need luv too. :thumbsup:


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Sorry to make your life more complicated, but I have an addition to your list. Definitely check out the various Urban models that Panaracer offers:

https://www.panaracer.com/urban.php

In particular, the T-Serv and Pasela TG (in size 28 or 32) would fit your needs perfectly. Very light, puncture resistant and they roll fast! The T-Serv also comes in colors if that appeals to you.



Hope this helps,

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boy did I like Clement tires... have Rubinos on a bike, they are ok, durable, not esp light and not what I would call outstanding feel. if the Challenge are anything like their predecessor I would get those
 

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FatTireFred said:
boy did I like Clement tires... have Rubinos on a bike, they are ok, durable, not esp light and not what I would call outstanding feel. if the Challenge are anything like their predecessor I would get those
Oh, that's right... Clement is now Challenge, sorta kinda. Well, it's the same engineers anyway. The Clement brand itself got sold to Vittoria, but not the ppl.

Hmm, the Parigi-Roubaix bears further inspection now... :D


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Paul1PA said:
Sorry to make your life more complicated, but I have an addition to your list. Definitely check out the various Urban models that Panaracer offers:

https://www.panaracer.com/urban.php

In particular, the T-Serv and Pasela TG (in size 28 or 32) would fit your needs perfectly. Very light, puncture resistant and they roll fast! The T-Serv also comes in colors if that appeals to you.


Thanks Paul. The T-Serv has some things going for it, but at 27 TPI, doesn't seem like it would be a very supple tire. The Pasela looks pretty good however, will check it out. :cool:

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Ok, per recommendations, tires added to short list:

- Conti Gatorskin
- Panaracer Pasela
- Jack Brown Green label
- Schwalbe Marathon Supreme


(Too bad Michelin doesn't make its Pro2Race tires in anything larger than 25mm... I have a friend who raves about 'em.)

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Qstick333 said:
I love the 33mm Jack Brown's - they are a durable, great riding tire that I have really enjoyed riding.
Do you find that they're big enough to let you do some moderate offroad riding? Like fire trails and long dirt roads? :idea:

And if so, how much do you weigh, and at what pressure do you run them?

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bullseyehubrider said:
News Flash: Michelin Pro Race 2's in 700 x 25 measure ....brace yourself....27mm! :cool:




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