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Speed Ride Tire (Folding)

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Ride some gravel, hit a dirt trail, or sail over pavement all without changing tires with the Speed Ride Tire (Folding).

Diamond tread down the center provides just enough grip for light off-road riding, while still rolling smoothly on the road or bike path. Shoulder lugs help keep the rubber side down when cornering as well. The Puncture ProTection layer helps keep out thorns or road debris and keep you rolling, so enjoy the next ride where ever it takes you.

The Speed Ride (Folding) is available in All Black and Black/Reflex, 700c x 42mm.

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 42-622 mm

 

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/84 Total TPI

Black - 700c x 42mm

Weight: 420 grams

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Good for touring on a 29er
by Curt
Daily Commuter
Milwaukee, WI
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Put these on a Trek 920 for a 200 mile Midwest tour. Worked great for gravel roads, shoulders, etc. but still felt fast on the paced paths. Not too heavy. Seems pretty durable, did well in the rain. I'm happy with them.

Reviewed 6/19/2017
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light and fast, these tires take all the rough roads can dish out with no problems...great value to.
by stormrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Reeders PA

i like the file tread with the small side nobs, also that its folding bead a plus to keep the weight down.

Reviewed 11/6/2017
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Great Grip and Speed
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado

Typical Continental tire quality at a great price. These roll fast and have good grip on loose surfaces. Depending on your bike set up, these would be great commuter tires as well.

Reviewed 11/2/2017
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Amazing tire
by Marckxman
PDX

Light, fast, grippy. What more can you want in a tire? Oh yeah, its stupidly cheap. Not sure how they can get a tire this good but they did. Rolls great on the street and does very well on hard packed dirt gravel. Plush ride too. If they fit your frame, get them.

I did manage to flat one on a blackberry thorn, but so what? Thats what you carry a spare tube for

Reviewed 10/31/2017
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good fit on my cross bike
by dennis at ERG! Bar
Competitive Racer
Michigan
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

They measure at 38-39mm so they fit on my 2012 Stevens Prestige Alloy frame and fork. There's a good solid 18-316 clearance to the chainstays so some mud won't be a problem. Super sticky Kanza mud might present a problem but I'm not going to do 'that' to my body anyway. Good high-volume fast-spinning gravel tire. Less precious than my Grifo XS tubulars which I would use if the course was hard-pack clay with no sand or loose point gravel. Pretty happy.

Reviewed 5/1/2017
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Good light weight touring tire that is not immune to punctures
by chouwalker
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver

I put these tires on my Trek 520 to ride from Pittsburgh to DC along the GAP and C&O Canal Towpath. The tires did great on the ride, with a smooth ride and easy rolling, even over the rough and sometimes muddy C&O Towpath. I did get 2 puncture flats in 400 miles of riding a fully loaded bike (self contained tour). So, while these tires may be puncture resistant, they are not puncture proof. If you want that, you have to get a heavier tire like the Schwalbe Marathon, which weighs twice as much as this tire. You make your choices and live with the consequences. If you want a lightweight touring tire, this is an excellent choice.

Reviewed 10/23/2017
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Perfect for D2R2's blend of dirt and paved roads
by cbratina
Cycling Enthusiast
Litchfield, CT
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Bought the 700x35c for my Litespeed Blue Ridge to use on dirt road rides. The best tire I ever used for D2R2, incredible grip on the dirt roads and able to out roll other cross bikes on descents, some with heavy road tires. No flats to date and with all the rocks I have hit, there are no cuts.

Reviewed 8/15/2014
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Great on Salsa Fargo
by Plattner
Cincinnati

Wanted lower rolling resistance, puncture protection and good grip on rail trails like the GAP Trail in PA and Katy Trail in CA and so far they've been great. Very affordable too.

Reviewed 9/19/2017
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Good on gravelfire roads, Great on snow!
by DaveH
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR

Bought the 42mm for local gravelfire roads and they work great. Was pleasantly surprised when they also excelled in the recent Portland snow. Ran them at lower pressure and the width and thousands(?) of edges on the tread gripped all the snow and ice. No noticeable wear and tear or flats after a few hundred miles. Would definitely buy again.

Reviewed 1/3/2017
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Great gravel path tire!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Bethlehem, PA

I used the Speed Tire for commuting to and from work. I work 5 miles from home, but take a gravel path from door to door making it a 18 mile trip each way. The Speed tire is perfect for the gravel to pavement environment between home and work.

Reviewed 1/3/2017
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A great tire
by Stephen
Cycling Enthusiast
Oxford, NJ

Have the 42s. Super tire using on my cross bike mainly riding roads. Ride real nice and fast for style tire. When riding with groups I don't feel as if I'm giving up anything to my buddies riding road bikes. As another reviewer stated, this tire rolls. On downhills as fast most road tires. Well buy again.

Reviewed 12/31/2016
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love 'em
by dlw
Cycling Enthusiast
Oregon

Price, ride, weight. this tire gets high marks on all fronts. favorite gravel tire - volume really lets you carry speed on descents.

Reviewed 8/21/2016
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Ultimate Commuter Tire
by MarkS
Cycling Enthusiast
Worcester, MA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I have a 23 mile, each way, bike commute that is 50% clear pavement, 25% bad pavement, and 25% on single trackcinder bike path. The commute is quite busy, so I don't get to choose my line half the time, the line is chosen for me.

I am faster on my cyclocross bike fitted with this tire than I am on my light road bike. When the line of cars is deep and slow, I drop into the gravel, dirt on the side and keep going. They roll over everything. I run them at max pressure (85psi) so I give up some of the bump absorption, but I don't care if the line is through a pothole, over broken pavement, clear road... it just doesn't matter. Over 500 miles so far and no flats and no sign of wear.

I'm impressed enough with the tire, that they are going onto a Salsa Mountain tandem as our race tire for the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee in August.

Reviewed 6/25/2016
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Great on mixed terrain tour
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
SF East Bay, Ca

Bought to try a wider tire on my cross bike. Was pleasantly surprised how fast, smooth and resiliant they are. Worked great on a tour over dirt, gravel, and long road miles. Fast on the road and gave good confidence on wet dirt road descents.

Reviewed 5/8/2017
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Nice, reasonably light tire
by Anonymous
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Good rolling tire.

Reviewed 4/6/2017
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Perfect for rail trails
by Anonymous
Pa and NJ
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Used on the allegheny passage Route

Rolls great and cushion ride

Reviewed 5/29/2015
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Great tire for the price!
by marclaker
Cycling Enthusiast
Batesville, IN
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

They are light and roll fast and I've not had a flat yet. I got the 42mm tires for my mountain bike and use these to ride gravel and some unmaintained roads.

Reviewed 5/22/2015
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Can't beat them for the price
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Georgia
13 of 15 customers found this review helpful.

Just finished up a 40 mile gravel grinder on these tires with about 4000 feet of climbing. First impressions are great. Really like having the extra width/volume to smooth out washboard dirt roads and rough descents. I felt like I could bomb down steep/rough sections with more confidence since the tire was soaking up bumps a whole lot better. Ran these at 40 psi front/rear and they are very smooth. The diamond tread rolls great on road/dirt/gravel and the tiny side knobs have just enough grip for gravel roads while not getting in the way when you're on the pavement. For the price these are really hard to beat, especially considering the folding bead.

-1 star for the weight-advertised at 420 grams, mine weighed 445 each. Also the width of these tires mounted on my Ksyriums measured more like 38c. Still a good bit wider than a standard cyclocross tire, but pretty far from the 42c they're labeled.

Reviewed 3/1/2015
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Excellent tire!
by SmcMason
Annapolis, MD
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great combination of grip and roll. Very smooth for my daily commute, and performs well in gravel and dirt also. Very pleased with these!

Reviewed 7/11/2014
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Pefect spring tire
by mo
Cycling Enthusiast
North west wisconsin

I love my speed ride 42's. They have opened up a world o access to gravel and dirt roads in my community. I bought a second set to put on my wife's bike because they smooth out rough roads and increase confidence.

Reviewed 5/20/2014
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