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Tire thread count

Hi everybody I'm new to this forum.
I'm am getting new tires for my touring bike. I mostly ride on gravel bike paths that can get muddy at times. I narrowed it down to 2 tires teravail rutland and the panaracer gravel king sk. There both tubless though I'll probably use them with tubes at this point. The Rutlands are 60 tpi And the Gravel kings are 126 tpi I think. There the same price roughly. Is tpi something an average rider just out for fun should be concerned with? I have googled this several times and I cant seem to get a definite answer. So I'm asking anybody with personal experience.


  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,911
    The higher the thread count the more supple the tyre. That should give you better ride comfort (as much as hard narrow tyre can give you) and a little more puncture resistance. You probably won't notice any difference on a chunky touring bike on gravel paths.
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,381
    Anyone who says they can tell the difference has a much better imagination than me. :)
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