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  • Options for 29" tire--street duty?

    What are some tire options for my 29? It will be ridden 95% on pavement, with maybe a little hardpack dirt. I've seen the Schwalbe big apple. Anything else worth considering?

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    Pertnear any fat slick will work. If you need more flat resistance I have heard a lot of good things about the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme 28x2.0, but they are pricey.
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      In my experience the Big Apple 2.35" is quite sensitive to road camber. I've heard that the 2.0" is better in that respect but I haven't tried it. I liked the ride with the Marathon Supreme 2.0" but it blew off my rim a while ago while being at 95% of rated pressure. Not sure if that is incidental.

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      • #4
        I wound up going with a Serfas drifter 29 x 2.0 (about $30). Have not put many miles on it yet, by my initial impression is that the tire makes a HUGE improvement in ride-ability. My 29 feels like a sports car compared to what it felt like with that big knobby! It's a good choice if you use your 29 primarily on the street.

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