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    35 or 38 mm tires for mostly paved riding

    Hey Folks,

    I'm looking for a good lighter, fast rolling, g
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    tire 35-38mm on 23I rims to be used mostly for fast neighborhood bombing, some back roads and maybe even a commute now and then. I'm not much interested in actual cyclocross riding but like the cross geo for fast riding on tight loop courses on low traffic neighborhood streets. I see 5-10 cars an hour. The loops I have mapped out are 2-8 miles with enough hills to easily top 40 mph and cruise 18-20 mph on rolling streets.

    I also have ideas about exploring different cities by bike, NY, Boston, DC etc.

    Thanks!!

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    I am running 700x35 Kenda Small Block 8 tires for a similar application and really like them. They roll fast and have decent traction.

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    Panaracer gravel king special edition - great for pavement-packed dirt and gravel


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    I ride Gravel King 40c tires on my gravel/road bike and love them. I had 35c tires previous to those and I don't think I'd ever go back to a tire that small. But I do ride a lot of gravel so the extra cush of the 40c is nice.
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    Vittoria Terreno Zero is worth a look if a decent chunk of the riding is on pavement and hard pack gravel. If there is a bit more dirt the Terreno Dry still rolls pretty well on pavement.

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    I have Barzos on my HT and they mount up about as easy as it gets. How are the terrenos to mount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clydeone View Post
    Panaracer gravel king special edition - great for pavement-packed dirt and gravel


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    I like that one. How was it to mount tubeless?

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    I have Terreno Dry on one set of wheels (Novatec) they were a tight fit to get them on, but they sealed up easily and have had no issues with them.

    Was between Terreno Zero and Gravel King SK for a new set of "gravel" wheels, ended up with the SK cause this set of wheels will be used more on dirt than pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scycllerist View Post
    I like that one. How was it to mount tubeless?
    Not bad - have an air compressor - I usually make a half hearted attempt with a bike pump and the go to the compressor - this one took the compressor


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    I haven;t ridden them but almost bought a set of Teravail Ramparts. Went with the 700x35 Cannonballs instead since I do ride a mixture of road and off road. The Cannonballs are awesome and I expect the Ramparts would be more impressive on road.

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    Kenda Small Block 8's

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    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    3mm difference between 35 and 38... they're the same size? Tire casing and tread/no tread is going to be much more influential.

    Not too fond of SB8s; the center knobs wear quickly and then there's not much carcass to wear through. They score poorly on rolling resistance tests, too.

    I'm using spec roubaix 32s for a similar application, set up tubeless. They're unremarkable, but they hit a good balance of durability, volume, cost, and casing stiffness. They measure 35c on my 25mm IW rims. They're more supple than gravel kings, but not flimsy as compass.


    I don't see much benefit in having a tread until you're looking at like ~50mm etrto.
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    I'm giving the gravel kings a shot. They look good to me and I don't want to get caught up in analysis paralysis. I'll run them with tubes until I need a few more things then order the valve stems to go tubeless.

    Thanks guys!!

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    Also run 32s. Panaracer tserv's with tubes @ 100psi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    Also run 32s. Panaracer tserv's with tubes @ 100psi...
    sounds brutal.
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    The difference between 3mm is almost negligible, but I always opt for larger tires i.e. comfort. I just did a gravel bike century 100mi ride mostly pavement on Pari Moto 48mm's haha Balloons baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meeners View Post
    The difference between 3mm is almost negligible, but I always opt for larger tires i.e. comfort. I just did a gravel bike century 100mi ride mostly pavement on Pari Moto 48mm's haha Balloons baby.
    When I was on a pure road bike...the difference going from a 23c tire to a 25c was big and again from 25c to 28c was like day and night. 28c to 35c was quite noticeable and 35c to 40c was enough that I know I'll never go back to anything smaller than 40c on the road. Paved or gravel.
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    The Panaracer slick gravel king 38mm are on the bike. After just 18 miles I like them a lot. Bombing down the neighborhood hills is like sled riding.
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    Will any of the above mentioned tires work tubeless with a hookless rim???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbell View Post
    Will any of the above mentioned tires work tubeless with a hookless rim???
    I don't know. You may have to contact the rim or tire manufacturer.

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