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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Kenda small block 8!
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    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.
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    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

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    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.

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    x2 on the serfas drifter

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    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.
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    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.

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