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3497Re: [rootsradicals] Tire recommendations?

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  • David Chase
    Mar 25, 2008
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      My son has Continental town and country (just on a bike).

      I use Schwalbe Big Apple, (the big ones, 2.3 inches wide).
      I ride a lot more than my son, neither of us has problems with
      flats (I think I had one, once).

      I have heard other people recommend Maxxis Hookworm,
      but I don't know if they will fit in the available space.

      Generally, bigger is better, till it will not fit, as long as the tire
      is smooth. Your tires will last longer if you are careful not to
      skid the rear wheel (it's easy to do that on a longtail).

      On 2008-03-25, at 12:52 AM, kwikfile08 wrote:
      > I have started commuting 20 miles each way. In city riding pretty
      > much industrial-urban
      > with lots of debris anything from broken glass, screws, rubber
      > pieces like tires, cv boots...
      > you get the picture. Here in Southern California. Basically little
      > or no rain, no dirt. Though I
      > will go off-road on occassion for non commuting trips. I was
      > looking at the schwabes? XR
      > 350? I am concerned about flats and durablity.
      > Thank you,
      > Carl
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