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Hello,

I'm a newbie who'd like to get an additional set of tires/wheels for my Ibex Trophy Pro for riding hard packed roads, paved bike paths, and paved roads. I did several searches in this forum and found very little information that relates to my needs. Can you please recommend some good road tires and wheels? My budget is several hundred dollars.

Thank you!

John
 

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You can get some hybrid tires, like Kenda Kross, basically slick center to maintian speed on the paved road while still able to corner on dirt road.
With these tires you can match some light wheelset, for example Mavic X223 with LX hubs.
 

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Jasko said:
You can get some hybrid tires, like Kenda Kross, basically slick center to maintian speed on the paved road while still able to corner on dirt road.
With these tires you can match some light wheelset, for example Mavic X223 with LX hubs.
Thanks for the response... I'll check those out.

My problem is when I look at the list of tires and wheels in the review section I have no idea whats what. For instance, which tires are for muddier conditions, which are geared more for roads, etc. Are there any resources on the net where I can more easily compare/contrast tires and wheels?

Thanks again!
 

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Probably manufacturers web sites, like Maxxis, Kenda, Hutchinson. Also online bike stores like Performance, Nashbar. In local bike shop they can help you for local conditions.
Kenda tires are not very expensive, even though in each category you can find better one from other companies.
For dry condition XC or dirt road you can use Kenda Kharisma, for all weather and all mountain Kenda Nevegal is one of the best.
 

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When my Trek was also my primary commuter I ran a seperate wheelset with Schwalbe Hurricanes as they are light, very fast at 85 psi, and also quite suitable for off roading when it's dry and packed. I was also amazed at how well they handled the singletrack and trails and how well they climbed noting that I ran them at 65 psi for this.

I never had any issues with these tires over a few thousand km of use and they still look virtually new which speaks well to the mileage one could get on a set of these.

The price per tire here was $36.00 Cdn.
 
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