|Large smooth tire please?||Speeding Beagle|
Feb 12, 2002 1:44 AM
|I wanna put a nice smoothish wide (comfortable) tire on my CX single commuter (mainly pavement, odd bit of good quality track) - can anyone give me a good stear?
Tks y'll now.
Feb 12, 2002 5:03 AM
|Roly-Polys or Ruffy-Tuffys|
|Dig the Roly-Poly's!||CoraB|
Feb 12, 2002 6:03 PM
|Used them for the same application (cross bike for commute). They're something like 27's - come in folding and wire bead. Handle really well. |
I've even considered putting them on my race bike in the folding version.
|Dig the Roly-Poly's!||Ray|
Feb 13, 2002 7:27 AM
|Yeah, they are a great tire. I have them on one of my two road bikes - the all day bike. I don't think I give up any speed with them, but if I do, it's more than made up for with the round profile, the cornering grip, and the cushyness of the ride. I sometimes swap those wheels over to my cross bike when I'm taking it on the road. For commuting, they have a version of the same tire but with thicker casing that should be a lot tougher than the roly-poly, but a bit heavier. Pricy though - I just use Paselas on my commute wheels.
|re: Large smooth tire please?||KEN2|
Feb 12, 2002 8:11 AM
|I use Specialized Nimbus EX's on my CX commuter. 1000s of miles with good tread wear and no flats. They have a proprietary FlakJacket technology that seems to work. Get 'em on the Specialized website. I use 700 x 28 but there are other sizes too.|
Feb 12, 2002 8:37 AM
|Specialized Turbo Sports come in a 700x28 size which is plenty wide yet still makes the cx bike feel like a road bike. Since this width is not very popular they sometimes have them for sale on their website.
I just got a set of Continental Gatorskin tires 700x25 that I'm going to test out for commuting. These tires also come in a 700x28 and 700x1-1/4 size too.
Both brands (Conti and Specialized) have antipunture technology too...
|re: Large smooth tire please?||mackgoo|
Feb 12, 2002 2:32 PM
|Tuffo diamond tread.|
|re: Large smooth tire please?||bn|
Feb 15, 2002 11:03 AM
|Continental sport 1000, 700x25... fat for a 25, nice round profile and cheap ($13 at performance)|| |