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Tim Kelley
02-16-2011, 09:40 AM
I'm doing some research for official BikeArlington purposes and am curious about what tire/tube size you ride when commuting? The poll only allows for a certain number of choices--if you ride something other than what is listed, please write it in as a response to this thread.

amsa
02-16-2011, 10:16 AM
I have 700x28 gatorskins. Seem to be fairly good at warding off flats.

DismalScientist
02-16-2011, 10:23 AM
27 x 1 1/8
Shifters on the downtube as God intended.

CCrew
02-16-2011, 10:35 AM
Fuji Team Pro: 700x23 Clincher (Michelin Krylion Carbon)
Fuji Cross Pro: 700x32 Clincher(Ritchey Speedmax Pro)
Salsa Vaya: 700x38 Clincher (WTB Interwolf)
BMC TT03: 700x22 tubular (Continental Sprinter)
Trek PDX: 700x28 Clincher (Bontrager Race)
GT Avalanche 1.0: 26x2.3 (Kenda Nevegal)

PrintError
02-16-2011, 02:58 PM
I have 700x28 gatorskins. Seem to be fairly good at warding off flats.

I had a million flats on the Gators. Was expecting better of them. :(
Wonder if I just got a bum set.

Went to Specialized Armadillos. 2,000 miles so far, no signs of wear, and *knock on wood* no flats!

700x28s Armadillos. Was on 700x32 Gators.

MTB is on 26x2.1 knobbies for the mud or 26x1.9 studded tires for the snow.

Wife's Scott is on 26x2.x Continentals. They're like big steamrollers, she loves em.

consularrider
02-16-2011, 03:17 PM
For my my standard commuter (Giant Transend), 700X32 or 700X35 studded;
for my primary road bike (Salsa Pistola), 700X25;
for back up road bike/commuter (Raleigh Team USA, shifters on the downtube), 27X1 1/4; and
back up to the back ups (Raleigh M60), 26X1.75 (both regular and studded) and have 26X2.10 knobbies it came with 17 years ago.

Since I have most rides on the Giant, that was my poll answer. It came with 700X35 and I may switch back to that when my current tires wear out.

amsa
02-16-2011, 04:16 PM
I had a million flats on the Gators. Was expecting better of them. :(
Wonder if I just got a bum set.


Well, I don't ride quite as much as you, but it's also possible that I got lucky with a good set. And with that, I've pretty much guaranteed a flat or two soon...

Dirt
02-16-2011, 07:40 PM
All of the above.

I also use 29x2.1 and 29x2.3"

DaveK
02-17-2011, 03:11 PM
Well, I don't ride quite as much as you, but it's also possible that I got lucky with a good set. And with that, I've pretty much guaranteed a flat or two soon...

My city tires are Michelin Krylion Carbon in 700x23 - I've had one flat in ~2,500 miles I've had them on and that's riding almost all on city streets in the District and Arlington. Plus they have red stripes which makes my bike faster.

CCrew
02-17-2011, 06:01 PM
My city tires are Michelin Krylion Carbon in 700x23 - I've had one flat in ~2,500 miles I've had them on and that's riding almost all on city streets in the District and Arlington. Plus they have red stripes which makes my bike faster.

I've had similar luck with mine. They replaced Continental Ultra Race's which were flat magnets.

Dirt
02-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Most durable tires I've used are Specialized Armadillos... the more expensive of the two that they make. I paid $105 for the pair at a local shop. Kicked myself for spending that much. I rode them for 3 years and over 15,000 miles with no flats. Only took them off because the tread was so thin that I was getting HUGE rolling resistance.

WOW DO THOSE TIRES UCK-SAY WHEN IT IS ET-WAY AND ICK-SLAY!

The Vittoria Randonneur touring tires that I have on now are better in the wet, but will be hard pressed to be as durable.

burnedthetoast
02-22-2011, 01:42 PM
700x28 Vittoria Randonneur tires on the reg'lar commuter
700x45 Nokian Hakkapellitta studded tires for winter
Other assorted mtn tires when I decide to take a mtn bike

skreaminquadz
02-23-2011, 08:28 AM
Most durable tires I've used are Specialized Armadillos... the more expensive of the two that they make.
Completely agreed on this one. I have Armadillos on my Fixie that are virtually bullet-proof. I wanted the same for my Surly but shyed away due to the price and decided to go with Conti Gatorskins. While the Conti's are great tires they're nowhere near as bullet-proof as the Armadillos. I'll spring for the Armadillos next time.

invisiblehand
02-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Front/Rear

20x1.50/26x1.50
or
20x1.75/20x1.75
or
700x35/700x35

Note that I did not respond to the poll since I was unsure whether you would take each response and given them 1/3 weight or so on.

WillStewart
02-23-2011, 03:45 PM
20x1.50 front and back on a Rans Rocket