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Thread: while we're talking tires...good compromise between gravel and slick?

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    http://terrenetires.com/elwood/

    I've sold a few sets of these now with positive reviews

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    I've been reviewing these Compass Barlow Pass tires on the tire loan thread, but this is probably the better place.

    I discovered the reason that my front tire was losing air slowly. Obviously these sidewalls are not the toughest barriers. Luckily it sealed up fine after shaking the tire a bit. I'm glad I'm not using these with tubes; I have a suspicion that I would have had a few flats in the rear tire by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Dan View Post
    http://terrenetires.com/elwood/

    I've sold a few sets of these now with positive reviews
    I've been tempted. I might try a set of the Light version for my next gravel tires.

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    So I think I'm giving up on the Schwalbe G-Ones and going back to the Clement X'Plor MSOs. I've now gotten large punctures on the rear tire twice in less than 1200 miles, both from riding through gravelly shoulder areas of the road. The one I got yesterday was pretty small, but I think the cold kept it from sealing and the tire went completely flat (it punctured in probably the last half mile of my commute) while sitting in the parking garage. The cold also caused the tire to shrink up when it lost air and my mini pump wasn't powerful enough to get it back on the bead. I'm going to bring the bike home and put a dynaplug in the hole and see how that goes, but I think I'm going to replace these tires with the Clements once they wear out or inevitably puncture again.

    The G-Ones seem great for actual gravel or clean pavement, but they just seem to be too soft to stand up to the type of gravel that tends to accumulate on the shoulders where I spend a decent amount of time during my commute. The Clements seemed much more durable in that regard, at the cost of a small amount of speed.

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