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    Road tires for my 29er

    Hi: I'd like to build a second set of wheels and mount some road slicks for road riding. Your opinions please?
    Thanks!

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    It works fine.
    Just dont go too small-it puts the crank way too close to the ground-even can hit leaving a parking lot.
    I tried 28c-nope-32c-nope.
    Then i got a set of Michelin city in 47c.At max pressure the roll fast and smooth-kinda on the center-about an inch wide.Big like that also keeps the gear ratio high-i could do road rides with road bikes to a point.
    But they cant cross railroad tracks at speed,or hit manhole covers with the skinny set either.
    Just go around 40c-50c-run high pressure.It is like a new fun bike!I commuted around 100+ miles aweek for years on a set as well.
    There are a few choices out there too,so good times for ya!
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    http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=558

    Great tire! I've used City Slickers and town and country tires but these are the best! The reverse profile works well on dry/ semi dry logging roads as well.

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    rim width!

    What tires you can use will depend on the width of the rim. I've read some places that the tire should be 5-6mm wider than the rim in order to stay seated well. Beyond that, 29r=700c, so choose what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29buzz
    It works fine.
    Just dont go too small-it puts the crank way too close to the ground-even can hit leaving a parking lot.
    I tried 28c-nope-32c-nope.
    BZ
    Really? I've got a pair of Bontrager 32c RaceLite Hardcase that I run occasionally on my Flow rims for road duty. Haven't noticed any problems with 180mm XT cranks (of course it all depends on your BB height too).

    I'm looking at some dedicated road wheels with narrower rims though. It is a ***** trying to mount those bontys on the flows.

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    I use Specialized Nimbus 700x35 when I do more road events.

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    Schwalbe Big Apple 2.35
    Ride more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asphaltdude
    Schwalbe Big Apple 2.35
    Amen.

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    Is there tubeless for this application too?
    The following post may ruffle your feathers. If it does… You may need to take yourself less seriously!

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    This needs to be a sticky. Seriously.
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    I really want to try some of those Big Apples. Looks like it could be lots of fun!

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    I've considered going with cyclocross tires...or something along the lines of those newer commuting/urban tires. Between those two genera there are lots of tread styles. On paper, for me at least, something around 45mm might be a good compromise.

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    I have a pair of Big Apple 2.35s. Those are just bad-ass.

    Halo Twin Rails also seem quite interesting. I want to give them a try as well, as they seem like they could handle a bit of fireroad/hardpack riding as well as tarmac.

    V.
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    ... and a lot more bruises than can be counted

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