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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-25-10, 01:59 PM   #1
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Recommendations for high PSI 26" slicks for my mountain bike?

Hi, I have a mountain bike, but I am riding with people who ride road and track bikes. I would LOVE to buy a road bike, but I cannot afford one as of right now. So I was hoping for some recommendations on tires for riding the streets.

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Old 06-25-10, 02:01 PM   #2
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a few to look at:
http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...8-26-inch.aspx
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Old 06-25-10, 02:30 PM   #3
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Another question, for use with WTB SX24 rims, I think they are 17mm interior width and 24 exterior, what tire width would be okay? As in, how low could I go?
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I have some Michelin Transworld City tires on my LHT I found on sale at Nashbar that I really like for road riding.
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Specialized Fat Boys... totally slick and mighty quick.
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Vittoria Randonneur Cross. I'm sure there are better, but I know these are great having put 3,000 miles on mine. They do well on dirt, and ok on gravel, but are really grippy on wet roads.
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$10/ea, and they are great!

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1511000_400013

I have a pair of these on my mtn bike, and used it to climb Mt Evans last year.
Cruising at 45mph on the descent between Echo Lake & Idaho Springs, they handled superbly.
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Schwalbe Kojak! Comfy and fast.

many more here: http://www.calhouncycle.com/productc...?idCategory=59
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Gonna throw in my opinion too, I'm on my second set of Kenda Kwests, they're 26x1.5 and you can get them in 60PSI, flat-resistant, and 100PSI versions. Found a pair for $25 online, I'm very pleased with them.
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Best I've used are Conti Contacts.. Super Narrow - 1.3" wide.. I could easily get 100 psi and they rode just like road tires..

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pcosp...inch%29/pp.htm
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