Hybrid Bicycles - Trek FX 7.3 - Bontrager H2 Tires
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06-15-10, 06:16 AM
Going to puchase Trek 7.3 with intent to ride on both road/path(crushed limestone). Thinking of swapping stock Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase 700 x 32 for Bontrager H2 for better traction on crushed limestone. The H2 has a Hardcase Plus version in a 700x35. Will road speed be slowed by wider tire, and any comments on the H2 tire?
Previously, had Bontrager Select Invert on 2007 FX 7.3 (stolen by human garbage, while attending Blackhawks parade), but told no longer made, and H2's are replacement. Also, bike lock recommendations?
06-15-10, 09:34 AM
Those tires will do fine on crushed limestone, the OEMs that is.
Somebody posted a link to a Kryptonite U lock with a cable, for locking everything together. If I remember right, it was less than 35 bucks, including shipping.
06-15-10, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the feedback and link on the bike lock. Unfortunately, didn't have a Ulock, used 2 separate kryptonite cable locks running thru frame on front & rear, parked in bike rack outside public building within view of security guard, and high pedestrian traffic...gone, not a trace of bike or cable locks!
Also, thanks for info noting OEM's (Bontrager - Race Lite Hardcase) OK on crushed limestone. Initially, thought textured tire would have better grip on curves/corners. OEM's don't have siping. OK on wet pavement?
06-17-10, 04:56 PM
OK on wet pavement?
Heck NO, i had lost traction on front tire twice just on damped surface,in very slow speed, luck was on my side however,my foot touched the ground first before my body.
06-17-10, 05:29 PM
Those tires will be fine - just don't go crazy on wet pavement, no matter what tires you have.
Typically, on paved surfaces, and hard packed trails, we never go fast enuf to need anything other than slicks.
Mountain biking, in the mud, however, would require a whole different type of tire.
I have ridden pavement, limestone (big and little like aglime) pit run gravel, hard dirt, grass, etc, all my life, and never needed anything "special."
You just have to use your head......... no matter what you have.
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