What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

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What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Captain Fizz » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:18 pm

What the title says. :grin:

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:24 pm

Gravel king sk , :-bd

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Taylor » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:46 pm

What he said ^^^^^^

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by BreninBeener » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:05 pm

Me too!

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by K1100T » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:11 pm

I've only used one, Conti Terra Trail; they've been mixed. Great in the current dry and dusty conditions, utterly poor show in the slop over winter. Will replace them with Vittoria Terreno's when the time comes.
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Jurassic » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 pm

I've been using WTB Nano 40s for the last year and I struggle to fault them for the riding I've done but I'll be swapping to Gravel King SK 43s next as a new frame should give me a bit more clearance. I'll be very interested to see how they compare with the Nanos as visually they appear less knobbly but all the reviews I've read seem to be very positive about them.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Landslide » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Resolutes for looser conditions. I also found them surprisingly good on tarmac. First ride I did on them was 80 miles of nearly all road, and while obviously not the ideal tool for the job, it wasn't a miserable experience.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:54 pm

Those things that PlanetX did were actually very good - don't think they make them any more.
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by PaulB2 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:54 pm

Resolutes have been great for a mix of terrain and have just stayed on my bike since I got them. As landslide says, better than you expect on tarmac and good in sandy / muddy conditions. I was thinking of swapping to 700 x 44 byways for road duties but the purple gravel kings have an aesthetic appeal.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by johnnystorm » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:01 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Those things that PlanetX did were actually very good - don't think they make them any more.
The Gravel Racers? They were made by Vee iirc. I agree they were brill. The Vee version is the Rail iirc. Little uns Islabike has a small pair fitted!

Nanos have been very good for me and I've been very impressed by my Sparwoods and theres a skinny version of them with a different name.
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by jobro » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:14 pm

Schwalbe Allrounds for the summer
Terravail Rutlands for the winter

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Laurensdad » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:28 pm

WTB Ventures are the sweet spot between grip and speed for me. I have 700x50 in my Trek 920 for New Forest roads and Gravel - the grrr is on the chunkier side!
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Asposium » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:50 pm

Conti AT Ride
Would be pretty much perfect if they were natively tubeless compatible and slightly wider. (Same tread pattern is available in a wider 29inch tyres, see comment below)

WTB Riddler 45 are nice; ridden several events and 1,000km’s on two pairs. Has to be dry; they’re borderline lethal if it’s even slightly muddy. (See comment below)
Really easy to fit to Mavic Open Pro UST Disc rims, inflate with a standard track pump and absolutely no faffing.

My gravel bike now has 28mm slicks for road use, seen the light and bought a hardtail mountain bike. And, oh my lord the mountain bike kicks the arse of my gravel bike.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:12 pm

WTB resolutes :)

Saying that, I have some nanos to go on next because they're spare :)
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by htrider » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:26 pm

Also like the Conti AT rides - pretty puncture proof so can be run with tubes without too many issues and good value compared to hipster clements.
Currently got Giant crosscuts on - a big burly tyre (45mm). Heavy but idiot proof and rolls well despite its weight

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Charliecres » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:46 pm

Only really used Nano 40s but have been impressed with them.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:07 pm

The Gravel Racers?
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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by gairym » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:25 am

+1 for Nanos :-bd

The combination of decent rolling on road with really much better than expected performance off-road* means I'll be repeat purchasing once these give up the ghost.

*I once rode the red downhill run in Le Tour (Chamonix) on my gravel bike and it was genuinely, surprisingly, not as lethal as I imagined :lol:

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Landslide » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:19 am

Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Conti AT Ride
Would be pretty much perfect if they were natively tubeless compatible and slightly wider.
Did you manage to get them set up tubeless, and if so, what was the trick?

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by restlessshawn » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:29 am

Nanos here to, great compromise tyre. Good enough on most off road but I’ve also done a road century on them once because I was too lazy to swap them over

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Asposium » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:54 am

Landslide wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:19 am
Asposium wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:50 pm
Conti AT Ride
Would be pretty much perfect if they were natively tubeless compatible and slightly wider.
Did you manage to get them set up tubeless, and if so, what was the trick?
yes, but so much faffing
i don't have a compressor, maybe that would have worked

inflate with an inner tube
carefully remove one side of the tyre and the inner tube
place wheel on a bucket
lots of mucoff of the bead, soapy solution might work
inflate like a wotsit (normal track pump)
keep going until bead takes
add more mucoff if needed
once inflated go to ~50psi
let tyre down and add sealant through valve
re-inflate to 50psi
swish sealant around
leave
re-inflate to required pressure

such a shame not a tubeless version

however, there is for 29x2.3 (i.e. my spesh epic comp carbon), so all is good

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Captain Fizz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:07 am

That's not a faff at all is it! :lol: :lol:

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Lazarus » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:37 am

standard tubeless procedure that isnt it

PS I have a compressor - it does not ensure hassle free tubeless set ups - then again I have been known to use not tubeless tyres on non tubeless rims so that hardly helps-never failed though I have taken days on one set up to get there.

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Captain Fizz » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:16 pm

Take a tip from the 4x4 guys.......butane and a box of matches :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Post by Landslide » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:29 pm

Asposium wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:54 am
[What seems like standard amount of faff for setting up a tubeless tyre]
No problems with sealant leaking through the sidewalls or losing pressure once you'd got th set then? Sounds good.

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