a touring bike is born: bicycle tires

a touring bike is born: bicycle tires

this video shows the tires i use for bicycle touring & cyclocross on a road bike, touring bike, mountain bike or a hybred, bicycle tires, cycling tires & cyclocross tires, on & off road tires,





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  1. Aniki Brother on July 14, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Again nice video. I`m new to this and was wondering if you have any video, or advice for buying a budget bike in Hanoi, Vietnam to tour to the south. Maybe just buying a mountain bike, but with like 38 mm tire, fenders, rack etc.?

  2. schlooonginator on July 14, 2019 at 12:11 am

    I just got some wicked tires that are different…
    I have a 29er hardtail and was looking to get slicks for the road or rail trail and discovered Schwalbe Big Ones. They were designed for beach racing and are 2.3" slicks or balloon tires with tiny bubble like ttead.
    What is amazing about these tires is the rolling resistance, the lowest Schwalbe have tested and scored a lower wattage than a pair of Conto grand prix road tires at 120psi! Thats right, faster than skinny little road tires!
    They come in 2 flavours, one is the Liteskin which would be the lightest carcass and the Snakeskin version, which I got. At about 90g per tire heavier I chose these and ran them tubeless further lowering rolling resistance while saving some weight over the lighter version w/tubes.
    I believe my tires are about 500g per, so not light by road tire standards but very light for their size.
    I was and still am a bit nervous about durability but have had no issues and besides the sealant should take care of the more likely failure of a small hole from debris.
    The ride is awesome.
    I run about 40psi and they feel perfect and plush yet planted without being squirmy. Although the steering does feel weird having so much contact I can feel the turn but get used to it quickly.
    They really do ride fast and effortless which is unusual for anything that rides so smoothly.
    I never worry about pot holes and such as these things eat them up. They are really great for all kinds of terrain as the simpky conform the the ground…except mud, they slide about in mud.

    Anyways, just thought I would share because these are an unusual tire and think a lot of folks could be interested if they knew about them. At 2.3" you would need a mtb or a seriously roomy gravel bike though.

    I have ridden the Gatorskins too. They make a 26" version I fit on a vintage steel rocky Mountain. They were fine tires but I still managed to get a leak from some glass. Luck has much to do with it. I like the sidewalls but what turned me off was fitting them. They were the most difficult tire to have to fix a flat on. So much so that IMO I would rather a tire that is easy to remove that was less puncture resistant than a Gatorskin that is a frustrating beast to deal with so I got rid of them.

  3. Shakya Shiromal Geegamage on July 14, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Hi hippyswift please tell me the tire size suitable for hard road condition for touring

  4. cycle life travel on July 14, 2019 at 12:22 am

    hi luke its james edwards, i changed my channel name, i might be changing my work mountain bike for a hybrid bike when i can afford it ,and i will change the tires for something more puncture proof.

  5. C345 OFR on July 14, 2019 at 12:25 am

    My second-hand 2012 Carrera Gryphon came with GatorSkins and I’ve had more than my fair share of snake bites. One of them has now split and, although I’ve bodged a patch and lowered the pressure, it’s time to look for something more rugged.

    I’ll definitely be checking out those Specialized tyres, so thanks for the suggestion!

  6. sailorashore on July 14, 2019 at 12:26 am

    off subject, but what a brilliant bench !

  7. Dominic Kennedy on July 14, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Hi hippyswift, I’ve been using Maxxis mud wrestler cyclocross tyres which are fast and cope really well with the Devon lanes where I live. I also toured the Scotish highlands with them and rode them through last years snow storms and they have been great. My local bike mechanic advises me not to tour on them, he says that they will wear out and give me lots of flats. To be fair they do look pretty worn down after 1000 miles.
    Any tips for a winter touring tyre? I’m thinking of just pushing off with a spare Maxxis in my panniers.

  8. thejus piusu on July 14, 2019 at 12:30 am

    which is the best tire size for touring

  9. LueyMagee on July 14, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Should I fix my dads old, 80s model schwinn road bike? Got the suicide shifters and all

  10. BIKER 38 on July 14, 2019 at 12:39 am

    very nice video man,
    and nice editing, keep going , +1 suscriber

  11. thejus piusu on July 14, 2019 at 12:40 am

    WTB Resolute, 650B/700Cx42, Puncture Protection
    How is this tire

  12. JIMMY COOPER 73 on July 14, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Hi mate, thinking of buying a ridgeback panorama,currently about £800 odd at Evans. It will be my first touring bike, as my hybrid is about four years old now. Would you recommend this bike?

  13. thejus piusu on July 14, 2019 at 12:48 am

    How is Marin four corners for touring

  14. Rob Martin on July 14, 2019 at 12:57 am

    what rims are you running?

  15. Gary Butt on July 14, 2019 at 12:57 am

    What type of racks do you recommend front and rear to a beginner looking to travel abroad at some point this year cheers 🍻