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    Long-Wearing Tire?

    Can anyone recommend a more durable or long-wearing tire that is still decent in a variety of conditions? The stock Kenda Komodos on my newish bike are wearing out and it will soon be time to replace them. I don't think I am getting much life out of them, though, and would really like to find a tire that lasts a while. I understand that I may lose some performance for better durablity - but as a relative beginner I see it as a way to improve my riding habits while they are developing rather than "depending" on a tire with some great traction or rolling characteristics. Right now I am leaning toward the Panaracer Dart - Smoke combination, because they seem to be well reviewed, affordable, and appear to have somewhat firmer rubber than the other tires I have compared them to.

    We ride cross country trails with a bit of paved greenway to get to the trails and to get from one trail to another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcq
    Can anyone recommend a more durable or long-wearing tire that is still decent in a variety of conditions? The stock Kenda Komodos on my newish bike are wearing out and it will soon be time to replace them. I don't think I am getting much life out of them, though, and would really like to find a tire that lasts a while. I understand that I may lose some performance for better durablity - but as a relative beginner I see it as a way to improve my riding habits while they are developing rather than "depending" on a tire with some great traction or rolling characteristics. Right now I am leaning toward the Panaracer Dart - Smoke combination, because they seem to be well reviewed, affordable, and appear to have somewhat firmer rubber than the other tires I have compared them to.

    We ride cross country trails with a bit of paved greenway to get to the trails and to get from one trail to another.
    The Dart/Smoke would work.

    Also look at the CST line. They are long wearing and low cost.
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