General Cycling Discussion - Switch from dirt to road tires
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09-26-05, 06:53 PM
I was wondering what kind of improvement I would get if I bought road tires to replace these dirt tires?
09-26-05, 07:01 PM
Not as much as buying a road bike. With slicks you will find you roll further mostly due to the higher pressure of the tires. I have riden my MTB like this for short rides but anything over 10-15miles I find the road bike to be way better.
09-26-05, 08:09 PM
A quieter ride with some better cornering too.
09-26-05, 08:18 PM
My patrol bike is a pretty standard mountain bike with road (Continental) 1.95 X 26 tires. I inflate them to the max listed, 60 pounds, and get a pretty comfortable ride.
The bike is set up with a mild riser bar with slight pullback, for an upright position. (we need to be able to see...) Quite comfortable for tooling around the campus, and capable of a fair turn of speed. I would think such a bike would be a fine commuter for shorter trips.
For anything past 5 miles or so, I'd rather ride one of my roadsters.
09-26-05, 10:14 PM
I am building up a base of miles. Having only one bike at the present, I thought getting some road tires might be better. If I start going on group rides, road tires might give me a better chance of keeping up.
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