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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.
RivendellJack S
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)