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    Road Tires on Mountain Bike

    Since most of the riding I am doing is on streets and paved roads at this point and since I cannot get the bike I really am looking for for a bit, a Trek 7.1, I will have to do with my Fuji, So My question is which road tire would you go for under $50ea?
    the tires would be a 26x2. tire.

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    I would go narrower with a 26-1.75. 1.90
    Something like this these.

    http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...ctive-559.aspx

    http://www.everybicycletire.com/Shop...ewall-559.aspx
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    If the rims are narrow (which is the case on many MTBs), you can go with these:
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400237
    I put them on my wife's comfort bike and they work well.

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    I've got these (click) on my MTB ('07 Rockhopper), and like them very much. About $40 for the pair, so their not too pricey, either. 1.5" wide, and are rated to 100 PSI.

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    I run Tioga City Slickers (26 x 1.95) on both mine and the wife's MTBs and am happy with them. They're quiet, they roll nicely and seem to be lasting really well.

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    My favorites so far are Performance Slick City 26x1.25". Much narrower than posted preference but they're nice and they're cheap.

    Less nice on the road but better on mellow trails are my Michelin Country Rock 1.5" semi-slicks.
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    I've used Panaracer's Ribmo 700x35 and Michelin's Pilot Sport 700x35 - great tires. Both were used on rims measuring 24mm - 28mm wide.
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    I have a pair of these Kenda Kross on my DB.
    http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Kross-Fr...ref=pd_sbs_sg4

    So far they've been pretty decent tires for the price. Looks like Amazon has em for 2 for $24.

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    My Uncle, Hutchphoto did the same thing, not sure what tires he is running, but he liked the difference it made. Maybe he will chime in and say what tire he used.

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    Schwalbe Big Apples


    26x2.15.

    They're big and fat and have not too much tread, so roll just fine. Also, kevlar bead puncture protection.
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    I have the Maxxis Zenith folding (http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Hybrid/Xenith-15.aspx) in 1.5. They are smooth rolling and feel light and fast. Changed from IRC Metro 2.0. The 1.5s are more responsive, zippier and grippier.

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    I put a pair of cheap-ass slicks from Nashbar onto my MTB and LOVED IT. It rekindled my love of cycling, such that a few months later I bought a road bike, and that MTB became my son's, you can see him on it here.

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