Tyres for a family holiday?

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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby pjclinch » 9 Jul 2019, 2:14pm

I use (non-plus) Marathons. I've found they've always worked well for me, deal okay with minor off-road, seem to roll okay, pretty tough, come in lots of sizes. We have done a family holiday entirely shod with Marathons, zero issues.

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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby al_yrpal » 9 Jul 2019, 2:37pm

I did 500 miles touring around the Outer Hebrides on Schwalbe Land Cruisers. The continuous centre bead gives friction free rolling on tarmac and the MTB tyre side knobbles mean riding rough tracks and muddy spots a breeze. Unique multipurpose tyres.
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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby Bonefishblues » 9 Jul 2019, 3:38pm

al_yrpal wrote:I did 500 miles touring around the Outer Hebrides on Schwalbe Land Cruisers. The continuous centre bead gives friction free rolling on tarmac and the MTB tyre side knobbles mean riding rough tracks and muddy spots a breeze. Unique multipurpose tyres.download.jpeg

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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby goatwarden » 9 Jul 2019, 5:06pm

reohn2 wrote:https://www.highonbikes.com/vittoria-randonneur-reflective-tyre-rigid.html?ps=MjE3PTU1MTI=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9pDpBRCkARIsAOzRzivX3o6daK4TewP1hxPPgYCeB0bhqLMFsrBDAtQRWxD4rv6rSPXurwQaAla3EALw_wcB#217=5512

Good tyres :)


In which case these are probably better due to folding and being cheaper : https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVTRNDP/vittoria-randonneur-pro-folding-tyre. I have one on the shelf but not tried ityet; I have just worn out a rigid randonneur - no idea how many miles but no punctures and Its pair from the front is now on the back and looks to have at least a couple of thousand miles left.

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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby reohn2 » 9 Jul 2019, 5:16pm

goatwarden wrote:
reohn2 wrote:https://www.highonbikes.com/vittoria-randonneur-reflective-tyre-rigid.html?ps=MjE3PTU1MTI=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9pDpBRCkARIsAOzRzivX3o6daK4TewP1hxPPgYCeB0bhqLMFsrBDAtQRWxD4rv6rSPXurwQaAla3EALw_wcB#217=5512

Good tyres :)


In which case these are probably better due to folding and being cheaper : https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVTRNDP/vittoria-randonneur-pro-folding-tyre. I have one on the shelf but not tried ityet; I have just worn out a rigid randonneur - no idea how many miles but no punctures and Its pair from the front is now on the back and looks to have at least a couple of thousand miles left.

The folding version is even better as it has a lot more supple 120tpi carcass compared to the wired version's 60tpi carcass :)
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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby dim » 9 Jul 2019, 5:34pm

Schwalbe G-One Allround Raceguard

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Re: Tyres for a family holiday?

Postby The utility cyclist » 9 Jul 2019, 5:41pm

I've been using JacK Brown green on my do it all bike, nominally 33.3mm and comes up precisely to that on the non tubeless/traditional Open Pro 15mm rim. Nice rolling, seems to be decently puncture proof so far though you can buy the 'blue' version which is a bit heavier and has more puncture protection. Both available from Planet X.
An inexpensive option is the 32mm Clement Strada LGG wire bead £9.99 from PX https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYCLSTLGG ... -tyre-700c.

If you have wider rims then tyres such as the Panaracer Evo A in a 28mm will come up significantly wider, on my H+Son TB14s they are an actual 31mm, ridiculously fast tyre.