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    I tend to find a tire I like and keep buying the same thing so I haven't tried to many brands or types of tires. I'm looking for a set of tires in the 38 range that I can ride to the trails then do some single track. There will be some gravel but I'm talking about regular dirt single track. It is a 30 mile round trip just to to get to the trails so having a tire that rolls OK on pavement would be nice. Obviously these are compromising performance on one or both surfaces but as long as I'm having fun who cares. Don't worry, I'll figure out what pressures to run on my own.

    So what say ye?
     

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    I've had really good luck with Conti Cross Rides and CycloX Kings (same tread, different sizes and prices). I'd do similar rides...road to the trail, then trail, then road home. The Cross Rides are cheap, but offer little in the flat protection department, and aren't tubeless. Still, I wore through a 40 on the front of my bike with zero issues, and no flats. same with the 35 CycloX on the back. The 35 and 40 are really, really close in size. They're a better trail tire than road tire, and I was ok with that. I'd rather maintain traction on the trail.
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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    i've had great luck with the conti cyclocross speed in 35c. very good on both pavement and dirt/gravel.
     

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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    I rode the Clement MSO 40mm last winter and they were pretty decent on the road.
    120tpi version was supple enough.
    The Clement USH comes in a 35mm width and looks slicker down the center. If the width is enough they may fit the bill.

    One suggestion is to bring a good frame pump and take 3 min to increase your tire pressure for the ride home. I had a couple cx rides up to the lagoons in Chicago where we let some air out when we got there, then then riding home via Elston into a headwind with 35psi was not much fun.

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    I was already planning on the pump. In the winter we would bring pumps when we rode the fat bikes to LaBagh. Riding home on 7psi on the streets isn't much fun either.
     

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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    I'm a big fan of the Specialized Trigger Pros 2bliss 33's.

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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    the USH's are great for mixed usage. roll really well on the road (just don't corner hard!). I've not really ridden proper single track on them but I've poached some local hiking trails (which are basically single track I guess) and they did fine. I think an all rounder cross tire does better (grifo style tread) but they're certainly capable. grifo style tread is slower on the road, but not entirely awful. the varied pressure advice above is key to either, though.
     

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    Challenge Gravel Grinder 38s.

    file tread with side lugs. grippy on dirt, rolls well on pavement. The file tread is holding up with road use better than expected.

    the Spec Triggers look nice too.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I'm a big fan of the Specialized Trigger Pros 2bliss 33's.
    I have these and my Crux and they are good. Surprisingly not bad on the road too.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by myers View Post
    i've had great luck with the conti cyclocross speed in 35c. very good on both pavement and dirt/gravel.
    My go-to as well for the mixed pavement/dirt riding we do frequently here.
     

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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    I like the Compass Barlow Pass 38s. Great on the road and the dirt fireroads and trails of Mt Tam.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by xander View Post
    I like the Compass Barlow Pass 38s. Great on the road and the dirt fireroads and trails of Mt Tam.
    Xander tears up those roads like a bat out of hell. I would seriously give these a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    Xander tears up those roads like a bat out of hell. I would seriously give these a look.
    Just trying to keep up.
     

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    Default Re: Since We All Love Talking About Tires...

    Here's a video I found for reference of the trails.

     

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