Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 31
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,491

    Alternatives to Compass tires

    I use compass stampede on my gravel bike. they're not bad but a bit pricey. what's a comparable tire that costs less? For those not familiar these are 32mm tires

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    15
    Donnelly (Clement) Strada LGG
    Last edited by Backdash; 4 Weeks Ago at 04:50 AM.

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    806
    Panaracer Gravel King.

  4. #4
    hfc
    hfc is offline
    Doesn't like subtitles
    Reputation: hfc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    3,563
    I seem to remember Compass tires are made by Panaracer.

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: velodog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,387
    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    I seem to remember Compass tires are made by Panaracer.
    They are, but what's your point?
    Too old to ride plastic

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2,907
    I made a tire once.
    BANNED

  7. #7
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: velodog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,387
    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I made a tire once.
    This one?

    https://bikerumor.com/2019/01/22/new...to-bikes-more/

    Too old to ride plastic

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,491
    Quote Originally Posted by hfc View Post
    I seem to remember Compass tires are made by Panaracer.
    yes and that's a bonus. quality manufacturer but different spec. I think the Panaracer is a bit less supple and more durable. I'm exploring this. Also a bit cheaper

  9. #9
    changingleaf
    Reputation: changingleaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    649
    Interesting tire. I bet those holes would fill up with dirt off road.

  10. #10
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2,907
    I used to work at Goodyear. So no to the 3D printer baloney!
    BANNED

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,491
    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I made a tire once.
    this is how threads go downhill and fast

  12. #12
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2,907
    No... you mean treads, not threads. Nothing that a speech therapist couldn't fix.
    BANNED

  13. #13
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Lombard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    8,420
    Challenge Strada Biancas.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

    “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -- Aaron Levenstein



  14. #14
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: velodog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,387
    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    this is how threads go downhill and fast
    If this is going to turn into a debate about threads, it needs to go to "Apparel and Cycling Cloths".
    Too old to ride plastic

  15. #15
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    20,909
    Quote Originally Posted by Trek_5200 View Post
    yes and that's a bonus. quality manufacturer but different spec. I think the Panaracer is a bit less supple and more durable. I'm exploring this. Also a bit cheaper
    Strong, fast, cheap. Pick any two.

  16. #16
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: velodog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,387
    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Strong, fast, cheap. Pick any two.
    How 'bout "Supple, fast, cheap" pick two. Long wearing would be nice too, but...

    Long wearing and cheap is an easy one.
    Too old to ride plastic

  17. #17
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    8,823
    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Strong, fast, cheap. Pick any two.
    More like pick any one that goes on sale. Which explains why the OP is looking for something other than Compass.

    The Donelly and Challenge tires mentioned above are both very good but they seem to have a 'no sale price' policy too as I never see either marked down.

    Conti GP5000 now comes in a 32mm and they are generally easy to find marked down quite a bit. Based on my experience with the 4000 I would not trust the sidewalls for gravel riding but otherwise they should be great.

  18. #18
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    582
    Quote Originally Posted by mfdemicco View Post
    Panaracer Gravel King.
    Yep, good call.

    Another made by Panaracer

    https://www.somafab.com/archives/pro...-clincher-tire

  19. #19
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Lombard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    8,420
    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    How 'bout "Supple, fast, cheap" pick two. Long wearing would be nice too, but...

    Long wearing and cheap is an easy one.
    Ummm, aren't tires generally faster the more supple they are?

    I would say this:

    1) Supple and light
    2) Puncture resistant and durable
    3) Cheap

    Pick two.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

    “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -- Aaron Levenstein



  20. #20
    hfc
    hfc is offline
    Doesn't like subtitles
    Reputation: hfc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    3,563
    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    They are, but what's your point?
    As pointed out above, if you’re going into the unknown, you’re likely going to get the same reliability or quality although the tire might be made to a different spec.

  21. #21
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: velodog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    7,387
    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Ummm, aren't tires generally faster the more supple they are?

    I would say this:

    1) Supple and light
    2) Puncture resistant and durable
    3) Cheap

    Pick two.
    I think that two factors are involved in puncture resistance in supple tires without a protective belt. The 1st thing I would place as tire volume and pressure. Supple tires with a larger volume at lower pressures are more able to roll over the flat causing obstruction without being punctured. The suppleness and low volume allowing the tread to mold itself around the obstruction leaving it behind instead of hammering it into the tread and flatting the tire.

    The other I would put at "route selection", the cyclist riding smart and watching the road and picking the safest route. It isn't always possible, but paying attention to what's coming up on the road and treating debris the same as a pot hole goes a long way towards puncture protection.

    So I guess that I'm saying that supple puncture protection is a thing.
    Too old to ride plastic

  22. #22
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Lombard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    8,420
    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    I think that two factors are involved in puncture resistance in supple tires without a protective belt. The 1st thing I would place as tire volume and pressure. Supple tires with a larger volume at lower pressures are more able to roll over the flat causing obstruction without being punctured. The suppleness and low volume allowing the tread to mold itself around the obstruction leaving it behind instead of hammering it into the tread and flatting the tire.

    The other I would put at "route selection", the cyclist riding smart and watching the road and picking the safest route. It isn't always possible, but paying attention to what's coming up on the road and treating debris the same as a pot hole goes a long way towards puncture protection.

    So I guess that I'm saying that supple puncture protection is a thing.
    Understood and your corrections to my list noted. My point was that supple tires are generally faster, so it doesn't make sense to put them separately on that list.
    "With bicycles in particular, you need to separate between what's merely true and what's important."-- DCGriz, RBR.

    “Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” -- Aaron Levenstein



  23. #23
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Srode's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    3,168
    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    If this is going to turn into a debate about threads, it needs to go to "Apparel and Cycling Cloths".
    If we start counting threads it can stay here though
    Gravel Rocks

    Trek Domane
    Niner RLT9 (Gravel Bike)
    Trek Crockett

  24. #24
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    8,823
    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    The other I would put at "route selection", the cyclist riding smart and watching the road and picking the safest route. It isn't always possible, but paying attention to what's coming up on the road and treating debris the same as a pot hole goes a long way towards puncture protection.
    It isn't always fun either. I get your point but with the OP asking about tires for a gravel bike I think it's n/a because avoiding what is likely to cause flats on gravel ( rocks) really isn't a realistic option. The whole point of a gravel bike is to find those roads not avoid them.

    Paying attention is off course a good idea but I think that's kinda a given for most people. I don't get many flats but with about 10k miles a year I can't recall ever getting one where the cause is anything I say "I should/could have seen that" about.

  25. #25
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    3,491
    Just ordered the panaracer gravel kings. seemed like a more sensible tire than the compass based on price and puncture resistance and I hope to start doing more gravel riding finally come this spring

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Compass Tubeless 35mm Bon Jon Pass Tires
    By dgaddis1 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-22-2017, 03:39 PM
  2. Replies: 118
    Last Post: 12-11-2007, 05:49 PM
  3. Where are you on the Political Compass??
    By the_rydster in forum Politics Only
    Replies: 81
    Last Post: 12-10-2006, 08:48 PM
  4. Polar AXN500 Watch/Compass/Alti/Barometer/Heart Mon.
    By mr_rua in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-30-2005, 04:27 AM
  5. Computer with compass
    By 633 in forum Components, Wrenching
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-10-2004, 04:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.