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Probably a stupid question but here goes anyway. I was looking (dangerous thing that) at the Surly Orge which is a 29" mountain bike (well sort of) but I notice that Surly spec the complete build with Alex Adventurer 700c rims. I assume therefore that I could fit 700c road tires (for road touring) or 29" mountain bike tyres for off-road riding. Have I got that right?
If yes, any suggestions on good road/off-road combo tyres in 29"/700c?
Just playing with some silly ideas in my head about a Surly Orge.
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29er and 700c rims are the same diameter.
Some 29er rims will be wider and may not take road tyres (unless they are big, think 28mm +).
My wheelset on my 29er uses Mavic Open Pro road rims. They have been fantastic over the last 4 years.
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This tyre is a great allrounder light and fast.
23mm Vittoria's, At the moment I'm using 35c Michelin Pilot's a great road tyre and comfortable.
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