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Old 07-31-20, 04:02 AM
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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:
ertrto: 32-622

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.

just in case this is also needed biek is a btwin triban 100
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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.
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Schwable G-One all arounds. That said mine are wearing fast on the rear but I’m also a heavy Clydesdale.
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I like my Panaracer Gravel Kings.
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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
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus HS 348 SmartGuard Cross/Hybrid Bicycle Tire - Wire Bead
I just dislike the reflex feature.
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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.
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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.
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Seems special Gravel niche tires are micro-knobby to less suitable for paved roads.
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Pirelli Cinturato or Gravelking/Gravelking+



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.
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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.

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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.
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I'd go with the 700x32c GravelKing slick if they will fit in there.
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