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Old 08-01-2020, 12:00 PM
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Looking for 30mm clinchers

I have a road/gravel f/f to build up that will take up to 38's but want to stay with 30's as it will be mainly road and commuting. Have a few sets of wheels with hed c2 rims.
Looking for durability-I hate flatting
quality ride
Fine file or smooth tread
will not inflate past 32mm.
Thinking about
Challenge SB
CONTINENTAL GRAND PRIX 5000
VITTORIA CORSA CONTROL G2.0
Michelin Power Road TS TLR
or one of the many SCHWALBE ONE

Any others and experience with 30mm tires.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:24 PM
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I have a set of WTB 30's on my vintage bike and they are great. For sure worth looking at.

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Old 08-01-2020, 12:26 PM
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Ritchey Alpine JB WCS Strongholds?

30mm is tubes only, the 36 tubeless.

I have the 30 for my Team Issue Domane Winter tires with latex tube, like them.

I have 35mm Overrides, boring to look at all black but very happy with them. Think they have 28,32,35,bigger? I forget. But good weights IMO.

Not flatted either of these at all, Overides been on a few seasons, JB just early 2020 until it got nice enough for the Domane to get the 28 GP4K/Latex back on.


What about the slick Gravel Kings?
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:26 PM
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Tires

If you can find Conti GP4000's in 28mm. They measure 31mm on my HPlus 23mm rims. They are getting hard to find. The new GP5000's 28mm measured 27mm so I got rid of them. TreeFort bikes had some several months ago.

Have lots of miles with no flats yet. I pay attention to what is in front of me also!
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:27 PM
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Panaracer?

My Gravelking 32 "smooth" (file tread) inflate to around 32...
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:30 PM
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If you can find Conti GP4000's in 28mm. They measure 31mm on my HPlus 23mm rims. They are getting hard to find. The new GP5000's 28mm measured 27mm so I got rid of them. TreeFort bikes had some several months ago.

Have lots of miles with no flats yet. I pay attention to what is in front of me also!

I've not flatted mine in a lot of use. As I said above, my summer Team Domane Tires, 30.8mm inflated on 19c rims. But there is not question you flirt with light casings with them. A roll of a gravel chunk and paper thin sidewalls concerns me. I stay on Pave with them personally.

Alpines and Override way more robust, but no free lunch either. I'd rather Push the GP4K fatties for 20 miles+ any day over the others.

The Alpine 30s with latex tube ride surprisingly well, but not quite like the fatty GP4K 28s [31s really], The JB have an inverted minor tread I don't notice rolling.

You want robust durability the JB or Overrides have that.
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Old 08-01-2020, 12:50 PM
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Just an FYI, this morning I mounted a 30mm Schwalbe One on a Boyd Altamont with just a quick squirt of soapy water and a floor pump. Not sure about the durability yet, but I've read that it's not that great.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:56 PM
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The Challenge Strada Bianca will puff out to 32-33mm on modern wide rims. The 30mm nominal size is for older narrow rims like the Open Pro and the like.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:58 PM
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Here’s what I wrote on the Schwalbe thread:

I just picked up a pair of Schwalbe One V-Guard 700x30 tires, which actually measure 29mm wide on my narrow rims, and so far I like them! But I only have a few hundred miles on them. They were also cheap at $25 per tire:

[url]https://www.backcountry.com/schwalbe-one-tire-clincher?s=a[url]

Of course, YMMV!

Good Luck!

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:58 PM
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Thanks for all the replies and help.
I am going to try Grand Bois 700 x 30c Standard Casing Tires Cypress Green with latex tubes and gonna try a set of challenge strada bianca tubeless on another wheelset.
See how it goes from there.
Thanks Brian
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Old 08-02-2020, 12:42 AM
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Just beware that the Strada Biancas (and other Challenge tires) can be brutally hard to mount, depending on your rims.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:26 AM
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30c G-One Speed’s all day every day. One of the standout tyres from the last ten years in my opinion. Fantastic when tubeless and very easy to set up that way, too.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:56 AM
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for all the replies and help.
I am going to try Grand Bois 700 x 30c Standard Casing Tires Cypress Green with latex tubes and gonna try a set of challenge strada bianca tubeless on another wheelset.
See how it goes from there.
Thanks Brian
not sure what the roads are like near you, but speaking from experience with commuting on those tires, you may flat more often that you’d like and wear them down faster than other brands.

the slick panaracer gravel kings in 28 measure out to 30mm on wide rims and are the best balance between speed and durability for a commuter tire that i have found
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:36 AM
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I vote corsa control 30mm. I have a set and they are and have been great. I also have controls in 28mm. They have been some of the best tires I have had. Fast, comfortable, supple but they actually last under me (which is not something I can say about a lot of the other brands). I think my rear control last time lasted almost 2k miles, usually I kill them at about 1200 (the rear, the front lasts me like 2-3 rears)
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