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Re: Need help picking a tire for my bicycle

Hi,

 

 I need a set of tires for my bicycle. I'm located in the SF Bay Area and do _some_ city biking, but the rest is road. About 30-50 miles per week. My bike is a 2015 Giant Defy 5. 

 

I'm wondering what width tire you recommend and which brand/model. 

 

Thanks

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Hello there @ish!

Thanks for reaching out to the Community!

While there can be some variation in selecting tire width, typically the tire size that originally came with your bike is what is recommended for optimal performance.

Take a look at our Expert Advice article about How to Choose Bike Tires. This article is very helpful in explaining exactly what should be considered when selecting new tires.

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