Mountain Biking - Tyres - Slicks
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03-29-03, 05:45 PM
Looking for a good slick or semi-slick MTB tyre - any suggestions? Currently run MAXXIS Wormdrives and they seem pretty good though get a tad twitchy in loose gravel.
Dude.. the Jet-S by Michelin ownz. Very predictable. Don't run it in loose or wet conditions and you'll be happy.
03-29-03, 06:43 PM
There was a thread dealing with someone wanting more traction on the road for their MTB lately and slicks were suggested. I think there were several posts of support for the Town and Country's by Continental. The thread would be right up here on the list-it was recently.
03-29-03, 10:52 PM
When riding pavement on my Stumpie FSR I swap out my wide-knobby wheels for a separate wheelset mounted with Vredestein S-licks (100 psi, 1.3 inches, kevlar-belted.) These are fast tires and very puncture resistant. Though a bit pricey, they are hand-made and long-lasting. Worth the money IMHO. Can't say how they handle gravel, though.
03-29-03, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the replies. Meant to say that the slicks were for use on blacktop - use my bike to commute and play. Have a 2nd wheelset so I would fit the slicks to them. The Wormdrives are a good semi but can be lively when things are loose on the trail plus I am looking for a little less rolling resistance on road.
03-30-03, 09:46 AM
I've bought these Bontrager Revolt SS (http://pricepoint.com/product286.html) from Pricepoint yesterday, and from the reviews I've read on MTBReview, they seem like very nice tires as long as their usage is within Bontrager's parameters (i.e. no mud, etc.).
These seem to be more specialized tires, but I can't give you a real review yet because they have yet to arrive. However, I would take a gander at them, if nothing else then for their price at least (75% off).
03-30-03, 11:14 AM
Lots of tire questions today.
For you I would say try the Maxxis Highroller Semi-slicks. They have good cornering traction and handle decently in loose gravel. They also roll very nicely.
03-31-03, 11:02 PM
Forgot to mention Schwalbe Stelvios. Though I've yet to ride these a friend of mine does and is very enthusiastic about them. Their dual compound construction features a durable outer rubber that makes for one of the lowest rolling-resistance slicks available (120 psi,I believe) while the flanking side rubber is more pliable for better gripping, especially in turns. Perfect for pavement - again, I don't know how they handle gravel.
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