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 Post subject: Tire size recomendations
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:59 pm 
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I have a Gunnar Sport that I love to ride. I am going to be going on Ragbrai this year which is a 7 day ride across Iowa. I am 6'3" 200 Lbs and woundering what would be the best tire size to run for a good balance between comfort and performace. Any help would be great along with specific tires if you know of some good ones.

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 Post subject: tire size
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:49 am 
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If you use a 700 x 32, you'll get more comfort. It's about the largest that will fit with your brakes. I like these:

http://harriscyclery.net/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1103

If you want to lean more toward performance try 700 x 27 or 28. Roll-y Poll-y tires from Rivendell are real nice:

http://harriscyclery.net/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1105

Incidentally, Harris Cyclery has a variety of tires in these sizes and gives some good info on their web page:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/622.html

I'm not connected with them, just a happy customer.


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 Post subject: tires for sport
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:11 pm 
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Another tire you might want to look at is the Continental Gatorskin 700 x28. I also have Panaracer Paselas (700 x28) on a Co-Motion tandem and are extremely smooth riding. The largest tires I have found to work on my Sport are Specialized Infinity in a 700 x 35 size. They work great on non technical off-road.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:24 pm 
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Vittoria Randonneur Pro tires (700x37) will fit with very little room to spare. They're pretty light for their size and folks say they don't flat easily. I tried them because I'm heavy and ride on chip sealed roads a lot. Very nice ride.

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