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Old 12-19-21, 12:35 PM
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Gravel tires

Where can I get decent tires for 27 inch wheels to ride on a gravel trail in New Jersey.

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If they'll fit your frame, lots of folks seem to like the SwiftTire made by Panaracer: https://www.swifttire.com/product/sa...8-folding-tan/
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27 inch
What width?
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Old 12-24-21, 10:49 PM
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Not the best tires, but seem popular enough on the forum....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/36326384446...cAAOSwM8pg9rEi

They don't measure out quite to the stated width, though. A little narrower.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ce-thread.html
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Ooops....one more:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/29269151691...oAAOSwx5dhMo4N
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
If they'll fit your frame, lots of folks seem to like the SwiftTire made by Panaracer: https://www.swifttire.com/product/sa...8-folding-tan/
I have these and I like them a lot. Sturdy, smooth riding.
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Awful tires those K36 1-1/8".

On the front wheel they will ruin the steering feel. The tread pattern does not handle the loads correctly, so the transition between straight-line riding and cornering is abrupt.

Hard to believe that they went into production without road-testing, though there have been other tires with similar sorts of issues such as Panaracer's "TT Radial" tires.
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There is a Panaracer Pasela in 630-32 (27 x 1 1/4). That would be my choice. Maybe hard to find, though. My usual suppliers all seem to be out of stock.
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There are Kenda 184 (27x 1 3/8") and K1153 (27 x 1.95) on that auction site, they might do.
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There is a Panaracer Pasela in 630-32 (27 x 1 1/4). That would be my choice. Maybe hard to find, though. My usual suppliers all seem to be out of stock.
I just bought a pair from Bellís Bike Shop on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panaracer-P...-127632-2357-0

Not sure thatís helpful to BFers outside of the US, however.
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I just bought a pair from Bellís Bike Shop on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panaracer-P...-127632-2357-0

Not sure thatís helpful to BFers outside of the US, however.
Found an EU supplier that looks to have them available:

https://bicycleanhelsinki.com/en/sho...-beige-32-630/
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Awful tires those K36 1-1/8".

On the front wheel they will ruin the steering feel. The tread pattern does not handle the loads correctly, so the transition between straight-line riding and cornering is abrupt.

Hard to believe that they went into production without road-testing, though there have been other tires with similar sorts of issues such as Panaracer's "TT Radial" tires.
Oh, that's too bad. I would have thought they at least had to be as good as the Kross tire. I had some WTB 40c's with that chevron pattern. Those were good tires. Bad Kenda
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Oh, that's too bad. I would have thought they at least had to be as good as the Kross tire. I had some WTB 40c's with that chevron pattern. Those were good tires. Bad Kenda
It's not just the chevron pattern, but the height of the thin chevron ribs that cannot handle side loads on this tire.

Any tire with similar height-to-thickness tread elements would also suffer the same inability to support responsive steering.
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I'm also a fan of the Paselas. The larger ones fit my Raleigh International if I install the rear tire deflated.


The tread is good for most uses except mud, which this bike wouldn't be optimal for anyway
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