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    29er road tires?

    Just ordered a 29er and looking for some road slicks any suggestions? Thanks!!

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    any road tire with a width that essentially matches your rim width should be fine eg: 23mm wide rim don't go less than a 23mm wide 700c tire. Any commuter, touring or cyclocross tire in the 700x28c and larger probably will be sufficient. You can also go larger with the Schwalbe Big Apples which are huge.
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    I use the Performance brand 700c 35 mm wide slick cheapies- $10- $15 each- work great, even on my short dirt commute sections, and decent wear/life.

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    I'm going to be doing a ~150 tour on my 29er next month-- what are the pros/cons for going as wide as the Big Apples?

    Thanks for help here..

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    Pros - good floatation and traction both on and offroad (by comparison to skinnies anyway)

    Cons - rolling resistance and weight
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    rolling resistance on the big apples aint bad at all. its a little "pointy"/ not "round", so the contact patch isnt as big as a normal 2.35. super smooth and fast (ish). they are some heavy sob's tho. love 'em.

    also the fat frank in 2.0. havent got them mounted yet, so no ride report.

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    Got it, thanks friends.

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    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_173255_-1___

    I been using this for a while now and can't complaint ron over some glass sharp rocks and the tire is tough and cheap.

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    I'm planning to run hutchison piranha cyclocross tires at 700 x 34c. I know running these will drop the bike, but does that matter?

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    np.

    does it matter? idk. i tried skinnys once on a kilo. popped alot of tubes, so no experience w slicks on 9ers.

    would it be ridable? definitely.

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    wonder how these would do in 700x47? http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...8&category=590

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    Serfas Drifter. 29x2.0
    I have them on a Paragon that I have setup for urban love and they've been great. The only problem, if it is a problem, is when it's raining out, and I'm riding on concrete, and I'm leaning into a turn, the inverted grooves act like a suction, creating excellent traction but also creating a really crazy farting sound. It's actually pretty funny.
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    I have been using Bontrager Racelites on my 700c Hybrid, great on the road - can keep up with roadies. mildly alarming in the wet and downright nasty, on any sort or dirt, gravel, mud, sand.

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    I use Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. They are brilliant.

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