The outdoors has begun to beckon after my first winter of indoor training. I’m getting my bikes prepped for riding outdoors and have been thinking about which tires to purchase next. Which tires do you recommend?
I’ll outline my use and goals below. I’m moving from Montreal, QC to rural New Brunswick and thinking about getting on the larger tire bandwagon and maybe even some gravel for the rural dirt roads. I’ve had good luck with Continental tires. Currently still use tubes. Maybe one day I’ll make the switch to tubeless.
Old Specialized Roubaix - currently 25mm Continental GP 5000 (when inside, Continental indoor 23 hometrainer). use - indoor trainer and faster solo rides on rough pavement. don’t plan to change unless it can fit 28’s.
2016 Specialized Diverge A1 - currently 32mm Continental Gatorskin. use everyday commuter, wet weather, and touring/camping. would like to switch to a more gravel friendly tire but am limited by the tire clearance of 32mm, which keeps me more in the cyclocross range I think. maybe the 32mm Continental Speed King CX Racesport?
GF’s bike. 2018 Liv Avail 3 - currently stock giant tires, 25mm. use everyday commuter, weekend day rides, and touring/camping. I think it will accept up to a 28mm tire. What would be a good, all-round tire for her to keep it rolling on the pavement but accept some rougher dirt roads for camping?