Any good tire recs (700 by 28) for clydes
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    Any good tire recs (700 by 28) for clydes

    Just recently picked up some 32 spoke wheels for a carbon road bike and now want to add the best tires in terms of performance, comfort, look, and durability (less puncture potential). I think I'm looking for anything that fits a 700 by 28 tire. Cost isn't an issue. While I know it will vary by opinion, if you have any advice based on the tire set you own or have tested, let me know. The tire set the shop included with the wheel set is FUGLY IMO. Thanks

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    Vittoria Paves are really nice (they come in 27mm). They're not so durable as far as rubber wear goes but are for puncture protection by performance tire standards.

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    Michelin Pro 4 Endurance or Service Course
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    I've had good luck with the Vittorias mentioned above, also I've been using Clement Strada LGG Road recently. Both seemed reasonably durable, light enough, and roll nicely.

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    Conti 4 seasons. I beat these things from gravel, pavement to dirt roads. No issues, ever.

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    Gatorskins. I'm almost a clyde (185 lbs on a good day). I run 32 spoke Mavic open pros with gatorskins on both of my carbon fiber bikes. 23mm front & 25mm rear. I have also mounted 28mm tires when doing rides that were mostly on gravel roads. I have had excellent results with these tires in terms of durability, comfort and performance. Obviously not the lightest tires out there, but I don't race or worry too much about being the fastest rider on group rides. Also the gatorskins mount very easily on the open pro rims - I don't need to use any tire levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrule View Post
    Just recently picked up some 32 spoke wheels for a carbon road bike and now want to add the best tires in terms of performance, comfort, look, and durability (less puncture potential). I think I'm looking for anything that fits a 700 by 28 tire. Cost isn't an issue. While I know it will vary by opinion, if you have any advice based on the tire set you own or have tested, let me know. The tire set the shop included with the wheel set is FUGLY IMO. Thanks
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    Not a Clyde but having put thousands of miles on Paris Roubaix 27s (really more like a 28-30) I would avoid if puncture resistance is high on the list.
    While I like them amd think they feel better than any other fat road tire I've used I don't find them durable when conditions are iffy.

    I'd run gatorskins when the roads are covered in junk and save the Roubaixs for summer roads.

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    Check out the tires Compass Cycles has to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
    Michelin Pro 4 Endurance or Service Course
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    Second that!

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