In addition to the great recommendation of Panaracer Pasela that @polylith gave, I can provide a few opinionated options depending on budget:
If you have money to burn:
These are great, because the casing itself is really thin, and will provide a smooth fast ride at a comfortable lower pressure.
I run these. The casing isn't quite as supple as the above, but they are very gravel friendly. As they are designed for street and dirt jump use. Fast rolling enough for most people who've tried them.
These are "good enough" tires. You shouldn't have to run at the max PSI, to get some low rolling resistance.
Fuck yes. Cannondales have a special place in my heart. Throw some tan-walls on this bad-boy; maybe some dirt-drops.
@Visobida Can't do V's on this bike, but, If I end up doing break upgrades, I'd throw on a new for and disk-brake on the front and be done with it.
New build close to being done. Just need to sort out a brake-bolt for the rear caliper, front rack (Hot Pink As Well?), and pedals.
A secret part of me wants to go back to using clipless, but after my track bike was stolen, I don't know if have the heart for it. My other bikes (touring, and brompton) are just platforms, and clips. I don't know if I can will myself to buy another set of biking specific shoes, as much as I miss upstroke power, it's just not worth it for the slow and steady rides I do.
As I obey the N+1 rule, I am already considering my next build. If I can find a early 90's MTB (Mountain Bike) frame, Trek, Specialized, or Yeti; that should be a good start. I am not in love with full suspension, so hardtail is ideal.
Though the braking on 90's MTB's are less than stellar, I would most likely sneak a basic Shimano mechanical disk brake (I have no desire to bleed brakes regularly) on the front, and upgrade the groupo to something on the new Shimano SLX line, to take advantage of simply massive 11 speed range that bikes have now. 1 x 11 drivetrain is a dream on fire roads.
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