Tire shopping time again!
As things are progressing well on my new G29 build, it’s time to pick a tire for it. The new 29er will be a commuter, I’ll ride it 99% of the time on the road. That gives me quite a few choices in the wider 700c range, but I’d like to go even wider. The rim I ordered has an inner width of 35mm, supports tire width up to 3.0". So I assembled a list of wide (read: >2.35") 29" tires here, which are potentially good for road riding:
In this list I’m most interested at the Surly ExtraTerrestrial, the Continentals Contact Urban and the Maxxis Grifter, as they seem to have the most road-friendly treads. Other tires are somewhat gravel/XC-oriented, I’d also like to see if anyone had a good impression with them. Needless to say please feel free to recommend any tire not on the list. Much appreciated for your input!
Edit: added official links to the tire products.
Edit 2: added WTB Ranger Plus TCS Light/Fast Rolling
Edit 3: added Schwalbe Wicked Will and Johnny Watts