Mountain Biking - Which tires would you choose for road riding?
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09-16-08, 05:55 PM
I ride about 90% on the road and 10% on local trails but no real "mountain" biking. I'm either getting the Kenda Kwest or Specialized Nimbus. The Kendas are $15 each, the Specialized $30 each. Otherwise I don't know if one is really "better" than the other any thoughts?
09-16-08, 06:36 PM
nimbus sounds like some crap off a harry potter movie get the other one.
I ride the Kwests on my MTB. I switch them back and forth a couple of times/week depending on if I am on asphalt or off trail. So far they have been fine. I have not been able to test them in the wet yet so the jury is still out on that. I can't help you with the Specialized's.
09-18-08, 09:04 PM
I ride Continental Contacts and have no complaints.
09-19-08, 10:06 AM
Maxxis High Roller SS, since you do hit the dirt it is nice to have the grip for the corners.
12-10-08, 05:57 AM
which tires did you buy and how id it work out? I am looking at the same type of tire.
12-10-08, 07:43 AM
I use Vittorias on my road bike for the road. I leave my mountain bike for dirt only.
12-10-08, 08:35 AM
Conti GP 4 seasons on the road here.
12-10-08, 01:04 PM
i have the kenda k-rad on one of my bikes. i use it mainly to ride up to the gym but friends borrow it on the local trails and it seams to work pretty good on both surfaces.
12-10-08, 02:00 PM
Must be a really rough sidewalk if it requires a Trance X2. Maybe you should check out this
12-10-08, 05:30 PM
I bought the Nimbus, basically beacuse I will buy anything Specialized puts in front of me. It's sad, I know.
Anyway, I am not really convinced it was the right choice. They work, they roll fine, their quiet. But it's a lot of money to spend when you compare it to some other options. Oh well, at least I will probably never need to replace them.
12-10-08, 10:00 PM
I use Vittorias on my mountain bike for the road. I leave my road bike in the basement.
12-10-08, 10:10 PM
I find the Kwest to be a slow rolling but rather tough tyre and have been really happy with the Schwalne Marathons on my mtb conversion as they are both tough and fast.
12-10-08, 10:15 PM
Continental Ultra Gatorskin Pro Elite Mega Equipe X-treem. They can handle smooth dirt no problem.
12-12-08, 03:18 PM
The nimbus is a good investment, especially if they are the armadillo model. Super tough.
12-13-08, 07:20 PM
Product I didn't know existed until now:
Too late for the OP I guess, but I loves me my Schwalbe Big Apples. They are not light at all. But they do roll very nicely. And they have to be the softest ride around.
12-14-08, 09:47 PM
I've got the Kwests on a spare wheelset for around town use. They roll pretty fast and cheap to boot.
12-14-08, 11:11 PM
I roll on some Forte Gothams, not light but they are smooth and roll pretty good at 75 psi, I was impressed, especially at $12 each from performance. They are very flat resistant, I've run them over lots of large glass shards and other stuff with nothing making it through to the tubes.
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