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Old 03-17-19, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
around here at charity rides, i see skinny tires 99%.

i occasionally see wide touring tire bike...and they ride slow.

i just hate being the one of the ones come in late.
All that says is that a lot of people still ride skinny-tire bikes. And that people you see with touring bikes may have made compromises away from pure speed.

It's still very possible to ride fast on fat comfortable tires if you make the right choices.
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Old 03-17-19, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
around here at charity rides, i see skinny tires 99%.

i occasionally see wide touring tire bike...and they ride slow.

i just hate being the one of the ones come in late.
Speed is about the engine, not the tires.

2 of the fastest people on Tour de Nebraska for several years....both rode hard-tail 29ers with 2"+ knobbies on that 300mi tour (over 5 days). Guess what? One was the men's MTB state champion, the other was the women's state MTB champ. With 40mm semi-slicks on my gravel rig, I can drop most of the casual/amateurs on TdN.

Speed is about fitness.
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Old 03-18-19, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Speed is about the engine, not the tires.

2 of the fastest people on Tour de Nebraska for several years....both rode hard-tail 29ers with 2"+ knobbies on that 300mi tour (over 5 days). Guess what? One was the men's MTB state champion, the other was the women's state MTB champ. With 40mm semi-slicks on my gravel rig, I can drop most of the casual/amateurs on TdN.

Speed is about fitness.
more than a little truth to that! I regularly jump on the group rides out here on Sunday mornings and keep up with the skinny tire guys in the front on my all steel gravelbike on 38s.
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i would recommend looking at a different bike that can be set up with the fenders. My salsa Journeyman 650B is just about perfect. i feel plenty fast commuting to and from work. It might be as fast as the cyclocross it replaced (700x28mm) if I had true compact gearing on it. 50/34 vs 46/32

it has fenders and rear rack and I am loving it.
i would like to get some slap fenders for my Cervelo for messy rides.
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