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coenduroguy

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Hi all,
I am newbie to Gravelgrinder and from Longmont, CO. I have been mtn biking, commuting, and touring for years and not am getting into riding gravel rides for the sake of riding gravel. I run a Novara randonee that is ~10 years old and I love it. I typically run Vittoria rando cross tires, which I love when it comes to durability, but not so much for their sizing and am looking for some new recommendations on tires. I only have one bike right now, which is also my all-season commuter, so I am looking for the mix of durability and performance from one tire. I know I am not asking much [biggrin].

I hope to meet some Front range riders soon.
Devin
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khiggins

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Have you looked at the Clement Xplor line? Widths from 28 to 40 if I remember right.
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drick

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Maybe pick up a second set of wheels at end-of-season pricing?  I did this, and have 28 mm Panaracer GravelKing mounted on one set and 40 mm Clement X'plor MSO on the other. 

David 

P.S.: If you're in Longmont, we should trade some routes. Unfortunately, I won't be doing much gravel riding for a while: My Tricross got totaled earlier this week when a young woman whipped a left turn in front of me and I T-boned her. I'll be riding the road bike until I buy or build something else. 

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coenduroguy

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Hi David,
I missed this one, but I am in Longmont and would love to trade routes, etc. and maybe go for a ride some time. Sorry to hear about your encounter. I never did solve this, but now I am looking to make the decision on whether I want to buy another bike and if so, do I want a more mtn bike oriented ride or a true gravel type bike.
Devin
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AlanEsh

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Getting a second set of relatively cheap wheels so I could quickly switch between my pavement and gravel tires was about the best money I spent in my transition to more gravel riding. As far as tires go, the Surly Kinards (100tpi for me) I bought last year are holding up very well.
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