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    Hilly pavement only tire sizing

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    It's been done to death, yes, but I'm going to get really specific. I need a tire to play around town and commute with on my Ogre. No off-road tread is necessary. As of now, this bike will be on dirt less than 10% of my time. I also have a lot of elevation gain.

    Here's what I have:
    Velo Orange Escapade rims 700c
    rim inside: 21mm
    rim outside: 27.7mm

    I'm not going tubeless because these seem like a PITA to convert.

    What do you ride? Or should I say what *size* do you ride?

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    Do you want faster or plusher? I have been really happy with my Continental City Ride II's that I have on my SS MTB and my CX bike. Offers a smooth somewhat fast ride, has some flat protection, has a reflective sidewall for night rides, and best of all - $25 each from my LBS. For that money, I gave them a shot. Liked them so much that I picked up a second pair for the other bike.
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    Great. Thanks. Do you ride the 37mm or 42mm?

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    I like the Club Roost Terra for mostly pavement commuting. They can still handle gravel, but they're fast enough to ride paved centuries or use as commuters.

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    2" tires work for me.

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    Marathon Plus 28mm on my commuter. Roll pretty well, good puncture resistance, cope with my 220lbs and one or two loaded panniers, they are a pita to fit though.
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    OK. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNKER View Post
    Hi gang-

    It's been done to death, yes, but I'm going to get really specific. I need a tire to play around town and commute with on my Ogre. No off-road tread is necessary. As of now, this bike will be on dirt less than 10% of my time. I also have a lot of elevation gain.

    Here's what I have:
    Velo Orange Escapade rims 700c
    rim inside: 21mm
    rim outside: 27.7mm

    I'm not going tubeless because these seem like a PITA to convert.

    What do you ride? Or should I say what *size* do you ride?
    I'm in a similar boat, but no hills here. Just got a Fargo to use mostly for commuting. I have some vittoria randonneur in 35 mm arriving today that will be my commute tire. I liked the zaffiro's that were on my last bike so I'm giving these a shot. Not too wide, not too narrow.

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