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  • Got some maxxis ardents 2.25 cheap

  • Mezcal or ikon

  • Has anyone tried continental contact urban in larger sizes? Looking at 27.5*2" for touring.

  • Yes I use 26 x 2.2” on my town mtb

    And on my omnium I use a 20 x 2.0”

    Still excellent

  • What I wanted to hear! Thanks

  • My Gravelking SKs now seem to be cracking along the side walls, while the tread looks like it has more life left. Is it normal for side wall to wear before tread? They are 18 months old and have done plenty of off road miles so not too bad I guess.

  • Not normal, unless stored in a cold place. my experience with them is if they are used under a certain pressure, sidewall can detariorate quickly and can lead to sealant seepage.

  • Interesting, I may have run them quite low a few times, e.g. 25 - 30 psi. This is 43mm width. Not noticed any seepage.

  • Maxxis Re-Fuse, 27.5x2.0, do people rate this tyre? They're not the lightest.

  • Is there any standout choices for a well rounded 26 2.10/2.30-ish tyre? In this case for city use and some very light gravel.

    People seem happy with Vittoria Mezcal (a bit heavy?), 17.90 EUR here.

  • I like mezcals on my gravel bike but they are slow on tarmac.. I'd be looking at a slick if I were you, conti contact urban seems to be the flavour of the month.

  • Well that was a battle! Cable tries were involved, but they are on. Now time for a ride.
    Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 25c

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  • Still looking for a pair of GP5000 clincher (32mm) if anyone has come across anywhere selling. Can't seem to find anything.

  • Not sure if Conti still make the first gen gp5k. All about the S now

  • Anyone tried Continental Grand Sport Race with PureGrip compound?

  • They used to be pretty decent for the money. Like a poor man's GP4000

  • Just managed to nab a pair on eBay so sorted now.

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Which Tyres?

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