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    favorite commuting tire

    I recently finished off a couple of Continental Traffics. I liked them for that occasional commuter trail detour and they were puncture resistant. They were also very heavy. So, looking for recommendations. High on my features are: bit of tread(no slicks), durability and something lighter than the traffics.

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    Continental Country Ride. Suprisingly grippy!

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    Panaracer T-serv

    They are durable, puncture resistant, and stick to the road like dried snot.

    Too heavy for road riding, and not what you would call a plush ride, but they are the ticket for commuting. Plus they come in sizes from 25mm to 35mm.

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    On my Surly Karate Monkey rigid I've got Schwalbe Marathon XR on the rear - seem to last well and resist punctures OK - and just added WTB Vulpine (29x2.1) on the front - handles real nice!

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    For commuters I like to put a good front tire on with a nice grippy compound. Something light with maybe a little tread. Right now I have a Geax Mezcal. Works great for what I do. Then in the rear I grab a take off out of the recycle bin at the LBS. Currently some heavy as sin CST whatever. Thick hard tread. They last a long time and do not flat very easily, if ever. You're more likely to flat on the rear and it's where all the wear is so it's a good system. Front for control, rear for durability.

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    Continental

    4seasons 25c, IRC tandem 30c, panaracer tserv 28c and WTB allterrainasauras 30/32c

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    I switched to Vittoria 'cross tires on my commuter this year, and I'm stoked on their puncture-resistance! Only one flat so far (since July) from the 'goathead' thorns we have around here. I had 5 or 6 flats at this point in the year last year on my Schwalbe Kojacks.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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