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    Tire suggestion

    I'm building up a 2011 EMD for paved roads, gravel roads, packed trails and maybe some lite xc, but mostly pavement. What is everyone's tire suggestion. Maxxis, Scwhalbe, Kenda...etc. I also would like a tire that can be run tubeless..
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    Kenda Small Block 8's would be a good compromise tire that does well on most surfaces. Not sure of it's tubeless compatibility though.
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    I ride the same combination of surfaces, but less pavement. I use the new WTB Vulpine TCS, tubeless, 1.9
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    I'm running maxxis mimo's on my commuter cross bike. size is 700x35
    Pro's
    a) Roll quick
    b) Good flat resistance (haven't had one in 6000 miles of commuting this year), even when the center tread is worn
    c) Provide confidence on fire roads
    d) Supple tire
    e) Tire handles great on street in light snow, rain, dry -- haven't tried them on ice as i have my studded tire mtn bike i use on those days.

    Cons
    a) Center tread wear's quickly* when run on pavement - probably got about 750-1000miles before the center tread disappeared, but the tires still run well and i still haven't flat in 9months of commuting


    * This could also be due to the fact that i carry an additional 30pounds in the panniers on the daily commute, as with everything your mile may vary.

    Only suggestion i have is to rotate the tires if your doing a lot of pavement commuting (i.e. rear to front, and front to rear) this way you can keep the center tread a bit longer

    joe

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    WTB Nano the tire will outlast you. I have had the same set for 4 years now and there is no signs of wear.
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    I just put these on my Gunnar Geared 29er.
    First two rides about 55 mile on 60% paved 40% gravel.
    I previously had Small Block 8's on that bike.

    Seemed to be faster rolling, the with slightly wider spaced Knobs they cornered better on gravel
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