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Old 02-26-2019, 07:16 PM
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Try out the Evo Gravel tires. Nice combo of go fast and durability.
I see that there are 32mm Evo3 Race A Gravel tires sold as singles on the site. I kept looking for that size in the 2-pack listing and didn't find it. It's very peculiar how they package and price tire offerings there. Singles, 2-packs, 4-packs... not all sizes offered in all combinations, and the pricing doesn't always discount the volume packs - sometimes it costs more to buy the packs than a multiple of singles.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:08 PM
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I see that there are 32mm Evo3 Race A Gravel tires sold as singles on the site. I kept looking for that size in the 2-pack listing and didn't find it. It's very peculiar how they package and price tire offerings there. Singles, 2-packs, 4-packs... not all sizes offered in all combinations, and the pricing doesn't always discount the volume packs - sometimes it costs more to buy the packs than a multiple of singles.
Maybe human error. They were listed as 2-packs several weeks ago but not this re-stock. I just ordered the singles and paid the extra $4 to get 4 tires (aka two 2-packs).
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:16 PM
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I can't seem to find much info about these online. I see a lot of info about the race version, but not the competition
I got a pair of 25's a year ago, back then they didn't have 28's. The casing looks and feels similar to Compass extralight, the tread is thinner. Really light weight, probably best on bikes that don't see a lot of miles.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:18 PM
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I can't seem to find much info about these online. I see a lot of info about the race version, but not the competition
more supple, nicer than the race. I have the race a and d - all good but the competition are a step above for a nice riding tire.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:13 PM
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Snagged a couple pair of 28s. They were 30mm out of the package on HED C2 rims, 23mm external width. Up to 31mm after 2 days @ 100psi. Not planning to ride 'em at 100psi, just trying to stretch 'em quicker.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:17 PM
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Got mine, and just mounted them today. I was waiting for the latex tubes I ordered to arrive, figured that was the way to go with these light and supple tires. The 28mm tires measure just about 28mm on my 20mm wide external rims, so wider rims will bring them out further.

It is still very much Winter here in Maine, but I can't wait to ride them!
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:48 PM
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anyone else have trouble mounting these tires?

I'm trying to get 25c on vintage MA 40. Holy tight beads batman! I tried all the tricks, toe strap, dish soap, VAR tool, swear words in multiple languages, etc. Cannot get the last 6-inches over the rim sidewall no matter how hard I tried. Didn't want to start breaking plastic levers.

Bought from Bike tires direct the Kool stop tire jack and Park Tl- 5 steel core and 6.2 heavy duty steel tire levers. Going to work my way up. Hope to get the tire seated. With my luck I pinched the tube
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:29 PM
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I picked up a pair of 700x32 Gravel Kings with the file tread. I measured them at 31mm when mounted to a Velocity A23 rim. I think the trick with mounting is to really make sure that the bead is seated at the bottom of the rim. I roll whatever I can of the tire onto the rim. When I get to that difficult last 7 inches or so, I go around pinching the tire to make sure it's seated in the center of the rim, and then I push that last part of the bead over the rim.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:22 PM
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Also better to use thin tubeless rim tape, even on your vintage MA40 rims, i/o Velox, or other thicker rim tape/strips. Tubeless-compatible tires are tight, even on vintage rims, and Velox or similar thicker rim tape/strips makes tire mounting even harder.

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Old 03-08-2019, 01:01 AM
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OperaLover - for a variety of reasons I have been putting on and taking off a variety of new and low mileage Panaracer tires on a couple of sets of G40 wheels and they have been making me feel like an old man. I’ve been using the Crank Bros lever to remove (still ain’t easy) and for installation I get it down to that last 6-7 inches and then duct tape one end of the mounted portion really tight and then working my way from the other end with a steel core lever. Be careful of the tube and make sure you’re not torquing on that with the lever.

First ride report on the Competition SX. Short ride in very cold weather but handled nicely on a short twisty descent. Smooth and supple tire, like it, but on this limited test I still like the Veloflex Corsa/Master better.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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Tight beads is right!

Initially I attempted to mount a Comp CX tire on an old Campagnolo Omega box section rim. Now, these rims are known to be difficult for mounting anyway, but there was no way I was going to get that Panaracer Comp CX tire on there.

I now have mine mounted on newer wheels with semi-aero rims and thin rim strips. These are some of the lighter sets that I have, and with these tires and latex tubes they're as light as my best vintage tubulars. I'm going to use them with an 11-34 cassette for longer hilly rides on a carbon bike. Should be sweet!

But yeah, some of these Panaracers are a tight fit out of the box, and they don't stretch very much. The 32mm Race A Evo3 Gravel tires that I just bought were also somewhat difficult to mount on Mavic Open Pro rims.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:35 AM
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Got them on!

The Kool Stop tool helped in combination with the Park tool steel core levers. Did not have to resort to the all steel levers. I do have velox tape and that certainly paid a role in the difficulty. I ended up jamming the park lever between the tire and rim to keep the bead from crawling off as I worked toward it with the Kool Stop tool an inch at a time. Slowly lifting it over. The KS tool would lose grip if I tried to move large sections. I held my breath as I pumped them up. HURRAY! No pinched tube (and they were ultralight butyl). I will carry the park levers so I can repair a flat on the road. Hopefully the beads will loosen up a little.
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:35 AM
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I'd like to see the 32mm Race A Evo Gravel tire come back into stock too!
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp...jor=1&minor=27

Only $26.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:11 PM
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picked up a set of the OG post for the roadster, should have found these Gravel and saved on shipping.

Any one want a lightly used pair of G-Ones in 35c?
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:29 PM
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Can anyone comment on the actual width of the 25 on a typical wide rim?

What do you think about using these with a carbon rim given the recent stories about the cotton sidewall vittoria and veloflex not being suitable for use on carbon?
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