Suitable Tyres?

Gamblor Posts: 84
edited July 2015 in Commuting general
Reposting as per viewtopic.php?f=40042&t=13032854&p=19655356#p19655356

I have a Boardman MX Comp as per the below.

Using it daily for commuting, and its got the stock tyres on it (Schwalbe Tyrago Kevlar Guard 700 x 37c)

I'm starting to do regular longer rides at the weekend (around the 30 mile mark, mostly on roads/paths) and figure I could get improved performance from thinner tyres.

Question is, whats the thinnest I could get away with on this setup, and would I notice any real difference?

I'm leaning towards there:

Think they might be the best of both world based off the reviews. I just feel that I ride on roads more and more lately, and the tread on my current tyres is a bit overkill

Thanks for reading, and look forward to any replies!


  • Initialised
    Initialised Posts: 3,047
    I like Schwalbe Durano 26" 1.1 nice and supple and good in the wet, I think they work out as 28mm.

    For road riding any tread is overkill.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    The MX wheels will take a 28mm tyre comfortably, they should take a 25mm but I see little point pushing it that far when it's not exactly a road bike.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.