Best clincher for gravel roads

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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by basilic

Grand Bois are very nice (have ridden both the 26 and the 28, which is close to 29-30 actually).
You can get them from Alex Singer in Paris

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by airwise

Another big thumbs up for 25mm Krylions.

I've done the Finestre many a time on the same pair without them looking the worse for wear. Really impressive endurance (unlike me)

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by bobqzzi

A vote for gatorskin hardshells- given me excellent service

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by SL58

I wouldn't know what size but I clearly remember that early TDF riders were
running wider tire in the front and narrower in the back for gravel roads.
I find it interesting.

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by winky

If you adapt your ride to a 650b rim and tire, then you can run even wider tires than a 28mm tire.

Sooo, one vote for a 650b tire such as the 42mm tire.

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by photocycler

I just got a set of conti contacts to try out. Not the lightest but price is good

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