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    PNW, so it tends to be dry until October and then we get mostly wet/slick mud, sometimes sticky, but not PB/clay consistency.

    I'm mostly trying to stick to tires in the 35ish range because I don't want to deal with all that rotational mass once you get into the 40mm range.
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    I finally wore out a Gravel King. Going to play the lottery and kiss a baby.

    That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I finally wore out a Gravel King. Going to play the lottery and kiss a baby.

    That is all.
    Shouldn't you kiss the blarney stone and then play the lottery?

    And more importantly, what tire are you going to try/test next?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Shouldn't you kiss the blarney stone and then play the lottery?

    And more importantly, what tire are you going to try/test next?
    Are you serious? Just installed another Gravel King.

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    I'm chomping at the bit for the 38c slick Gravel Kings... These tires are great.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomridesout View Post
    I'm chomping at the bit for the 38c slick Gravel Kings... These tires are great.
    Right on. Soooo, has anyone else noted that Gravel Kings ride like bricks for the first 100 miles than they are aces?

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    Need a 32mm for a nice comfy ride this winter - trying to get off my a$$ and get some miles in on the road:

    - Clement/Donnelly LGG
    - Compass Stampede Pass (will the ultra light last in winter with crappy roads and lots of misc crap on them?)
    - Conti Grand Prix 4Season
    - Panaracer Gravel King

    Something else?
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    I’d drop the 4 Seasons from that list. They’re the worst riding of the bunch IMO. Stampede Pass EL are sublime, but I haven’t tested their durability. LGG are good and Gravel Kings are awesome, though maybe overkill for just city riding. All this is IMO.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I’d drop the 4 Seasons from that list. They’re the worst riding of the bunch IMO. Stampede Pass EL are sublime, but I haven’t tested their durability. LGG are good and Gravel Kings are awesome, though maybe overkill for just city riding. All this is IMO.
    Seconded. 4 Seasons not nice to ride. Stampede Pass ride great. They seem durable enough to me, just make sure to run lowish pressures and they should be good.
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    I'm a big fan of the straight up, no-puncture-protective-belt Pasela in 32. Especially for winter.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Need a 32mm for a nice comfy ride this winter - trying to get off my a$$ and get some miles in on the road:

    - Clement/Donnelly LGG
    - Compass Stampede Pass (will the ultra light last in winter with crappy roads and lots of misc crap on them?)
    - Conti Grand Prix 4Season
    - Panaracer Gravel King

    Something else?
    Jack Brown green (or whichever doesn't have the extra protection). I ran them for years with nary a flat.
     

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    NYCFixie, please see every post above yours waxing poetically about the Gravel King. Get the slick version, I rode mine mostly on the road and it's sublime. Don't be put off by the name, it's a great tire for the road too.
     

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    Gravel king slick all day long. They are 90% of the Open Pave at half the price and all kinds of widths to boot.

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    I've been running gravel king 32's on the Waterford wait lots of road and dirt.

    I'm pretty happy with them and hey they're like $30 a tire so another vote for this tire.

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    I've ridden non-belted Pasella 28s and 32s since 2000, by far the most bang for the buck. Currently riding 32s, actually measure 30 mounted on Salsa Delgado Cross rims. Too bad the Delgado was dropped, pretty bombproof(240lb rider) for commuting and recreational(no racing) dirt roads.

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    I know 28's aren't "fat" tires any more but has anyone tried the Gravel King slick in 28's?

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    I use them as my winter tire here in the PNW. No complaints. Somebody else on VS has said that they're 90% of the performance of a Vittoria Pave for a fraction of the cost.

    I concur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmai18 View Post
    I use them as my winter tire here in the PNW. No complaints. Somebody else on VS has said that they're 90% of the performance of a Vittoria Pave for a fraction of the cost.

    I concur.
    Much more durable, to boot. I've been riding the 26c slicks on my road bikes for the last couple of years. Zero complaints!
     

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    Almost too durable. I really want to move up to the 32mm version, but can't justify getting rid of the 28s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmai18 View Post
    I use them as my winter tire here in the PNW. No complaints. Somebody else on VS has said that they're 120% of the performance of a Vittoria Pave for a fraction of the cost.

    I concur.
    I reconcur.
     

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