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    29er road tire reccomendation Fisher Ferrous

    I'm looking for a decent road tire for a Fisher Ferrous 29er. I'm currently running the WTB Nano Raptors on it, but I'm doing RAGBRAI this summer with any luck and I'm needing something with less rolling resistance. Anyone know about the Schwalbe Big Apples? Are those too wide?

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    First choice - Vulpines.

    Another thought - XR1 Team Bontys.

    I use both on road/path/commuter 29ers

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    Conti ultra gatorskin

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    Try Big Apples(liteskin) and you'll be not dissapointed with this choice

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    So, no one thinks that the MTB width of the Big Apples will slow me down or fatigue me? The longest stretch of this ride is 82 miles. It's 442 in total.

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    I run the schwalbe hurricanes on my bike for daily use in the summer.
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1355

    and Schwalbe has much more to offer
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires

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    Halo Twin Rails

    I'm running the Halo Twin Rails... a good fast street tire with some grip for the trail. They're what I replaced my Nano Raptors with.
    http://www.outsideoutfitters.com/ps-...l-29-tire.aspx

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    I too own a Ferrous and have the same dilemma. I've run an old worn out Crossmark on the rear with some success. The Crossmark has a relatively hard compound tread (for durability) and the raised centerline tread rolls pretty quickly. However, they aren't as fast as my Slickasaurus 32c tires. The Slickasaurus tire doesn't provide any cushion though. I've been thinking pretty hard about trying the Big Apple. Does anyone know if a 2.35 Big Apple will fit in between the chainstays of a Ferrous? The Ferrous' tire clearance is somewhat limited and I don't want buy a tire that doesn't fit.
    Last edited by ppfeifer; 02-16-2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 700x40 or 29x2.0, neither will disappoint
    disclaimer: I sell and repair bicycles

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    Ppfeifer, I've had a Rampage 2.35 on the back of mine. It didn't hit the chainstay, but it did rub the derailleur In the small ring. I think it was due to the flex in the stock wheels.

    Jeff

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    +1 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 29x2.0 simply based on research. 2 on order but have not tried them yet.

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    For the Fisher Ferrous, will 2.35" be too wide for the chain stays, seat stays, or derailleur? I'm standing in front of my bike with a beer in one hand and a tape measure in the other, and scratching my head... I should either put down the beer or put down the tape measure.
    Any help is muchas appreciated.

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    another vote for schwalbe marathons (either a plus or supreme). if you go to schwalbe's site (here) you'll find about 800 variations. in general marathons have better puncture protection than big apples and come in a wide range of sizes.

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    Iron29er, a Rampage fits your bike? An ACX 2.2 rubs my chainstays and the ACX is not nearly as wide as the Rampage. You're lucky. My only complaint about my Ferrous is the tire clearance.
    J1329, definitely keep drinking. What's on tap? I'm on my way over for an ice cold one.
    Fellas, as for the 29er hybrid/commuter plan, I think I'm gonna buy a road bike. Pulling the rear derailleur off and on takes about two hours and I don't like riding SS on the flat roads around here. It really kills me to admit this.
    Thanks y'all. Later

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