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touring tires(8 posts)

touring tiresBudhaSlug
Apr 3, 2001 6:34 AM
I'm thinking of purchasing some tires for touring this summer on my fixed gear cross bike. Probably be doing a good number of miles with moderate loads (25-40lb) of gear. Any suggestions? I was thinking of just buying some 25c slicks for it, and probably packing my cross tires (29/33c geax blades) just incase I decide to hop on some rough trails.

Tboughts/recommendations (preferably cheap and not too heavy)?

Peace and Light,
re: touring tiresSteveS
Apr 3, 2001 7:31 AM
If you are carrying a load look at Continental Top Touring or Panaracer Paselas, both have received good comments from people. Rivendell's Roly Polys would probably be good also, but touring with a load on a 25C doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
re: touring tiresjfo
Apr 3, 2001 9:35 AM
For many years I used IRC Road Winner II Duro 700 28c from Nashbar at $14.99...last year on new bike used Continental Top Touring 2000 700 28C and will go to same tire but 32C at $30 on next set. I weigh 240 and carry about flats and work great. JFO
Go CheapGreg Taylor
Apr 3, 2001 11:50 AM
Nashbar and Performance have been blowing out Michelin Axial Sport and Bi-Sport tires in various sizes for very cheap. Good tires. Go with the 25c size if you are carrying a load. I've also had excellent luck with Panaracer Paselas. More expensive, but good tires.

A fixed-gear 'cross bike? Cool... I ride "fixed" on the road, but I'm still a little chicken to try it on the dirt. I'd be afraid to whack a crank on a rock.
fixed cross...BudhaSlug
Apr 3, 2001 1:30 PM
I haven't tried it fixed off road yet... too much snow... don't think I will anyway... its built with a fixed/free flip flop hub... I'll be using the freewheel for quite a while first... the fixed gear is mostly for on road commuting, especially during the winter since rim brakes tend to stop working when my rims get covered in ice... but I really love the feel of the fixed gear, just have to learn how to do long hill climbs in 46-16 gearing. ;)

Peace and Light,
I use the same gearing....Greg Taylor
Apr 5, 2001 9:25 AM
I use the same gear combo on my fixie -- it is a good compromise. What hubset to you have? I'm using the cheapie Suzue flip-flop. Bought the set at Third Hand for under $50.
I'd reconsider the CHEAPJiggy
Apr 3, 2001 12:06 PM
last thing you need while touring is a blown out tire in the middle of nowhere, USA
re: touring tiresRich Clark
Apr 3, 2001 6:13 PM
You never know what you'll encounter on a tour. I like a kevlar belted tire with a little bit of tread so I'm ready for dirt roads, gravel, glass, thorns, whatever.

I have 2000 miles on a set of 700x32 Avoced Kevlar Cross at 95psi. They're wearing like iron, and no flats.