- 29er commute/city tyres?
re: commuting tyres, my preference is for a conti. 700×47 on the rear and a 2.1 vulpine 29er up front (£14-99 from jejames cycles).
i prefer the wider tyre up front for grip and shock absorbtion…you want the rear to lose grip first rather than the front.
you are likely be more comfy and faster on the wider tyres as rolling resistance decreases as you go wider (tho. at what point this is negated by aerodynamics i dont know). one for the boffins?
best of luck.Posted 7 years agonedrapierSubscriber
got the fat franks (in cream, obvs) and they’re great fun, really relaxed and comfy. I got some annoying toe overlap, though, and they’re also pretty heavy.
I saved a pound a wheel by swapping out for folding Vittorio Randonneur Hyper 35c. No overlap that I notice, and still pretty comfy.
Keeping the Fat Franks for occasional tarting about, though!Posted 7 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
Yeah I read that too – it doesn’t simplify into
rolling resistance decreases as you go wider
Though 🙄Posted 7 years agorootes1Member
key is that they roll okish and are very puncture resistant – not point have ‘fast’ tyres if you have to keep stopping to fix punctures..
As note I had a go on some big apples, and like the ads say they roll very nicely –
if it were my choice.. some like Schwalbe Marathon Racer in 35 width
also useful as they have reflective sidewallsPosted 7 years agorootes1Member
If I was to put on 700x35c tyres what tubes do i need?
Once that covers the size of tyre you have:
and pick the 700 x 28-47 sizePosted 7 years ago
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