29er Tire for Commuting

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  • 02-06-2012
    Tyler Adamson
    29er Tire for Commuting
    Looking for a set of tires for commuting. So far I've found the Schwalbe Big Apple, but haven't found much else. What are my other options as far as a good tire for commuting the city streets.
  • 02-06-2012
    choclabman
    Were you looking for a particular size? I've found selections at BikeTiresDirect, Performance Bike, Nashbar, REI, and others when I was looking several months ago. I bought my last commuting tires from BTD and from Trek.
  • 02-06-2012
    wj4play
    schwalbe super moto ...
  • 02-06-2012
    nforkbike
    Halo Twin Rail, Universal Cycles
  • 02-06-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tyler Adamson View Post
    Looking for a set of tires for commuting. So far I've found the Schwalbe Big Apple, but haven't found much else. What are my other options as far as a good tire for commuting the city streets.

    There are only a few dozen-dozen choices. Any 700C tire fits your wheels and there are plenty of city/commuter/trekking/touring tires 32mm and wider.
  • 02-06-2012
    treesmasher
    Kenda small block 8!
  • 02-06-2012
    ATBScott
    Serfas Drifter, 29x2.0. Fairly inexpensive, good grip on pavement, enough "inverse tread" to work on dirt paths and gravel, etc... Roll well, flat-resistant, long wearing and economically-priced. Heavier than a Schwalbe Big Apple - but about 1/3 the price.
  • 02-06-2012
    vwhammer
    I have the Kenda small block 8s on my bike right now and they do pretty good and give you the option to hit a little grass, gravel or dirt every now and then.

    However for mostly asphalt I have a set of Schwalbe Marathon supremes in a 700c x 40 that are just plain rad.
    They are still fat (not as fat as the big apples) so you can corner hard and soak up the rough stuff.
    They are also tons lighter than the Schwalbe Big apples
  • 02-06-2012
    umarth
    WTB Stout. Feel the burn.
  • 02-06-2012
    WMBigs
    I've used the Big Apples and some 35c Bontragers. The skinnier ones are faster, pat fat ones are more fun when setup a little squishy.
  • 02-06-2012
    bt
    x2 on the serfas drifter
  • 02-06-2012
    GChambers
    If you plan on any gravel or trail use at all, I'd say Small Block 8. They roll very well and have great grip on everything except mud and really loose dirt. I've put several hundred urban miles on them and have been very happy.
  • 02-06-2012
    Tyler Adamson
    Thanks for the replies guys. Unfortunately I live in a smaller rural town and my LBS consists of a BMX oriented shop and a skate shop that can obtain bike parts. I'll look up your recommendations and I'm sure I'll be able to come up with something.