32C tyre recommendation.

bucknaked
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32C tyre recommendation.

Postby bucknaked » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:33 am

Anybody have any opinions which would be better.
Or all things being equal should i just buy the cheapest one.

Maxxis Re-Fuse Folding Road Bike Tyre Maxx Shield
Continental Gator Hardshell Steel Bead 2017
Schwalbe Durano Race Guard Rigid Road Tyre

On my current ride ,I go through a park land on grass,
road, bike path. Currently have 38c sycamore giant tyres.

Just want something that rolls a bit faster.

Any opinions would be appreciated.

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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby owly » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:10 pm

Panaracer Gravel King 700x32, in the filetread option.
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby Zippy7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:26 pm

Going to a slick should help you roll faster.
Going from 38c to 32c will also help.

Riders I know have not said kind words about the Schwalbe Durano.
I have Maxxis Refuse 32c on my commuter. Rolls nicely, didnt get cuts at the beginning, but now showing some age and I was surprised to see a couple of cuts recently (I got the initial impression the rubber seemed to be harder). The diamond pattern is almost a slick.
Can't comment on Conti Gator Hardshells.
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby Thoglette » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:27 am

Zippy7 wrote:Going to a slick should help you roll faster.

A genuine slick will be hell on damp grass.

Vs a "file tread" like the Maaxis or Panaracer which has got half a hope. Yes, get rid of the knobbly bits

Zippy7 wrote:Going from 38c to 32c will also help.

Not if all other things are equal.

bucknaked wrote:Or all things being equal should i just buy the cheapest one.
...
Just want something that rolls a bit faster.

Once you get rid of the knobbly bits it's almost all about carcass construction. Unfortunately as you get faster it also gets more expensive and less rugged. "Open tubular" construction is the best but rapidly runs to $100 per tyre. The panaracer and maaxis options provide less expensive and reasonably priced carcasses with a file type grip. I've not had any experience with the Conti equivalents (just their "semi slicks" which are great on the road)
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:04 am

+1 for Thog's comments. Because your riding environment is mixed, you will be faced with compromises. Traction on slick grass, versus low rolling resistance on bitumen. Can't really have both and none of the tyres you've mentioned are ideal.

That being said, I fitted some Vittoria Evolution Tech (Graphene) to my sons bike (also a Giant) a little while back :
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as he rides on mixed surfaces, and they seem to work quite well. He hasn't dropped it or bounced off anything.

They're a wire bead tyre, and a little heavy, but roll well and seem to be durable.

Around $50ea online.

Oh and they were a massive bitch to fit. The Panaracer tyre that someone else suggested would also seem to be a good option, similar sort of tyre to the Vittoria.
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby Thoglette » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:24 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote: The Panaracer tyre that someone else suggested would also seem to be a good option, similar sort of tyre to the Vittoria.

Note that the Panaracer Gravel King comes in a number of different tread options, varying from slicker than a Pasella (another good option if it's not too muddy/grassy) to "wet grass" in the SK range.

The range now has a mud option too, which looks like it's borrowed some ideas to avoid on-road squirm from the Compass Steilacoom.
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby Zippy7 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:42 pm

Thoglette wrote:A genuine slick will be hell on damp grass.

Only if he is trying to turn.

He wanted to roll faster.

Anyways, he can get marathons or whatever pleases him. Half of this going faster stuff is all in the mind anyway - new gear makes you feel better and you probably ride faster. Even a new chain (or even a clean drivetrain) can help you go faster, or make you want to go faster.

YMMV.
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Re: 32C tyre recommendation.

Postby Thoglette » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm

Zippy7 wrote:Only if he is trying to turn.

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