Looking to convert my Singlecross to commuting and road riding duties, currently has 700x40c Conti AT Ride tyres mounted, looking to get some fast-rolling slicks with good puncture protection, with space for mudguards as well. Tyre clearance is tight currently between the chainstays, but there is a lot of space to the chainstay bridge.
Mostly wondering between Contact Speeds in 37 or 42c flavour ( I found 42c folding one for ~21 GBP here in Poland or wired ones for 14-16) or maybe GP Urbans or Marathon Supremes. Or 42c SpeedRides? What would you recommend? Do you think 42c tyres will fit under the 53 Bluemels or 45 Longboards here?
Tubed as I have a cheap wheelset here and I don't plan upgrading for now.
Also, anybody knows about the real width of 42 mm Contact Speeds? 42 conti tyres used to be 38-39 real width, don't know if that is still the case.