Clement LGG 28c mounted on I9 ULCX wheels (21mm inner width) = 29.05mm wide at 90psi. Easily cleared my Enve Road Disc fork. The wider rim doesn't really make the tire taller, just wider.
Also, tire weighed 236g for the bean counters. I only weighed one of the two.
Haven't ridden them yet, so no real world thoughts on it.
Mounted a pair of 28mm Ones last night in a tubeless setup on SL23 rims. With zero miles they measure a hair over 29mm.
I just picked up a really nice Eriksen that the owner fitted with Compass Chinook Pass, 28's. My first experience with these and I'm very impressed. They seem to just roll and roll, and unbelievably comfortable as well as confidence inspiring, great cornering. Disclaimer, for the past decade or so of my life I've ridden GP3000's, now the 4000's, 23's and 25's.
The Chinooks are remarkably light for the size and so far seem to be wearing well. I'll measure later with a caliper and post the exact width. I've got mid reach brakes and could probably easily get away with 32's. But so far, these Compass tires are impressing me.
I'd be curious to know how you measure grip on your tires ? Are you willing to ride in circle within the same radius until you crash ? Or are you talking about absolute grip, grip as advertised by the brand or your own confidence in the grip of your tire ?
I ride them both and I can hardly tell a difference. They're both excellent. If you're already riding a pair of Ultremo ZX, I'd suggest you get a pair the Ones for bike two. You'll have a head to head comparison and, from what I can tell, they're the same price.
A steep off-camber driveway makes a good test track! I had one with good clean asphalt on my commute for most of this year
You can objectively tell how far you got by looking for "chicken strips" on the tread
a few times I've ridden the 23mm Tubeless Ones all the way to the edge, past the molded-in labels
I'd be interested if you experienced any difference in puncture resistance. I have good experiences with the Ultremo DD as bad weather tire but they only come in 25mm and size rather narrow.
I'm ready to try the One 28mm but don't know if it's a great idea for a bad weather / crap road / dark of night combination I intend to use them for. I do take care of my tires, mind. I clean them after every ride and they get a close inspection + brush job every weekend.
Two other tires on my shortlist are the Vredestein Senso Extreme weather and Michelin Pro 4 Endurance.
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Any thoughts on these two as compared to eachother in 28?
(not interested in other tires)
They would be used for gravel/dirt/trail/path (not D2R2 - more like unpaved flat rail trails)
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Continental Bicycle -Grand Prix 4-Season
I have heard the conti 28 runs small and may not actually be 28mm.
The Conti 4 season I had were barely 28 mm wide mounted on H+Son Archetype (17 mm inner width). And a bit disappointing in terms of comfort.
I run the 4 seasons about 10 psi lower than other tires and then they ride pretty nicely. Durable as well, though they are definitely on the narrow side. I'd still lean toward the Clement strada LGG, but that wasn't one of the options you asked about.
28 GP4S measure about 26.5 on my MA40's. Durable as hell so I've gotten over the size misrepresentation. I just installed a pair of Pave twenty sevens, and good lord, they only measure about 25.5 on the MA40's. However, I've looked past the pimples and embraced the lovely ride they offer. They are a cut above in damping from other tires of similar (real) size. I have also used Grand Bois in larger sizes, mostly 28's and 32's in real size, and they are comfy too. The Pave twenty sevens are my current favorite large-ish, muck about tires.