Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

tire reccomendations (road and some gravel)

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

tire reccomendations (road and some gravel)

Old 07-31-20, 04:02 AM
  #1  
phile
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
phile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: netherlands
Posts: 225

Bikes: van moof dropdown, btwin triban 100

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 8 Posts
tire reccomendations (road and some gravel)

hi guys, so after about ayear and a half i've worn down my tires and am looking for replacements.

tire measurements:
700x32
ertrto: 32-622

uses:
mostly road but i do go into gravel/ dirt paths/ small mtb paths from time to time. Im thinking a fast gravel tire would be appropriate. also if it makes a difference this is daily rider.

bike:
just in case this is also needed biek is a btwin triban 100
phile is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 04:48 AM
  #2  
jpescatore
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashton, MD USA
Posts: 836

Bikes: Trek Domane SL6 Disc, Jamis Renegade

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 240 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 92 Posts
You can't go wrong with Schwalbe Marathon tires - for my bike that I use on road and packed gravel/dirt I have Schwalbe Marathon HS-420 32mm tires - they have good enough grip on the packed surfaces, very nice on paved and last forever.
jpescatore is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 08:31 AM
  #3  
Toadmeister
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 352

Bikes: 2019 Jamis Renegade Exploit 1x11. Motobacne NX Fat Tire

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)
Liked 117 Times in 63 Posts
Schwable G-One all arounds. That said mine are wearing fast on the rear but I’m also a heavy Clydesdale.
Toadmeister is online now  
Old 07-31-20, 09:03 AM
  #4  
Moe Zhoost
Half way there
 
Moe Zhoost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 2,160

Bikes: Many, and the list changes frequently

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 674 Post(s)
Liked 410 Times in 249 Posts
I like my Panaracer Gravel Kings.
Moe Zhoost is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 02:04 PM
  #5  
bobokat
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I like my Panaracer Gravel Kings.

I also have these, this is the best option from everything that I have tried
bobokat is offline  
Old 07-31-20, 03:48 PM
  #6  
Troul
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 2,225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 194 Times in 142 Posts
Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 348 SmartGuard Cross/Hybrid Bicycle Tire - Wire Bead
I just dislike the reflex feature.
Troul is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 09:40 AM
  #7  
Chuckles1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 68 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 34 Times in 25 Posts
Cyclocross tires

Before I put road tires on my cyclocross bike and bought a gravel bike, I rode for many years on Kenda Kwick 700x30c cyclocross tires. They're inexpensive, wear well, and are great for combination gravel/ paved road rides. The thing I like about them is they are fairly smooth in the middle, with more aggressive treads on the outer edges. So when you're riding straight on pavement, the rolling resistance isn't bad, but when on gravel the more aggressive treads come into play on the rougher surface, especially when you need them most, on corners. Probably true of all cyclocross tires, but since my bike came with these when new, and I liked them, I never tried other brands.
Chuckles1 is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 11:27 AM
  #8  
Marylander
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Frederick County, MD
Posts: 151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 30 Posts
I don't know how the kenda kwicks compare to the kenda kwick rollers but I've got a set of the kwick rollers in 32mm and they are definitely slow rolling tires. On smooth gravel the panaracer gravel king slicks in 38mm are over 2mph faster for me at the same effort level.
Marylander is online now  
Old 08-01-20, 11:30 AM
  #9  
fietsbob
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 43,598

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7607 Post(s)
Liked 1,278 Times in 798 Posts
Seems special Gravel niche tires are micro-knobby to less suitable for paved roads.
fietsbob is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 12:58 PM
  #10  
smashndash
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 993

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Allez Sprint Comp

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 598 Post(s)
Liked 170 Times in 125 Posts
Pirelli Cinturato or Gravelking/Gravelking+

https://planetcyclery.com/pirelli-ci...ca-66tpi-black

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...plus-700c-tire

These both have very sticky rubber compared to other tires like the Marathon or Gatorskin, so you’ll feel more confident both on and off road. They’re both also reasonably durable, and tubeless ready. The regular Gravelking (no +) has less protection.
smashndash is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 10:33 PM
  #11  
Nyah
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia.
Posts: 267

Bikes: '99 Trek 520, Konacado ('20 Kona Sutra).

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 54 Times in 39 Posts
I like the Marathon Greenguard/classic but use it in 35mm and 38mm. My bicycle with the 35mm originally had 32mm Continental TopTouring tires, which I hated on gravel roads, which is why I went wider. On the bicycle which I'm more likely to encounter gravel roads on now (now, because it has better gearing), I have the 38mm. This bicycle rips on gravel.

So on your bicycle I would up the width to at least 35mm, if your frame/fork accommodates it.

Last edited by Nyah; 08-01-20 at 10:36 PM.
Nyah is offline  
Old 08-01-20, 11:43 PM
  #12  
wgscott
Occam's Rotor
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,255
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2366 Post(s)
Liked 1,329 Times in 698 Posts
I ride my 38mm Rene Herse slicks (Barlow Pass) on and off road with no issue. (I also have 38mm knobbies -- Steilacooms -- but I can use the other ones on most surfaces except mud or very rough trails).

In general, I recommend the widest tire you can cram into your frame.
wgscott is offline  
Old 08-02-20, 07:54 AM
  #13  
zen_
Senior Member
 
zen_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
I'd go with the 700x32c GravelKing slick if they will fit in there.
zen_ is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.