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    tire suggestions

    So I got my new specialized hardrock. And its a great rider. But the tires suck in the road. I do 90% of asphault with a light bit of gravel and plan on doin a little bit of trail when I get better in shape. Any reccomends on what a good street roller with some grip on dirt?
    this vid is the most difficult course id be on.
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    Im looking at holy rollers or big apples. Any reccomends are good

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    I have a set of Continental Contact tires. I would ride them on that trail with no concern. They are comfortable and durable riding in the road. There may be better tires, but I've had these for a a couple of years and they have held up well. I don't recall the price or where I got them, I think REI because I was in a hurry to get them.
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    29er? get some 35-40c cyclocross tires. I'm currently on Schwalbe Sammy Slicks 35s, Kenda Happy Mediums are same style and much cheaper at $32-35 each plus they can be ran tubeless http://www.kendatire.com/en/bicycle/...py-medium-pro/

    VERY high roller center w/ knobby side for dirty traction off road turning. Top speed for me is 46mph on the paved downhills. Can lean about 25-30mph down tight paved mt passes before I feel I have to lean on the knobs more then I'd like. Good all around tire with flat protection center (Schwable)

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    I have put Specialized Nimbus on several "urban" mountain bikes. They roll well on the road and handle crushed limestone bike paths no problem. Good grip and wear well.
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    I bought Michelin city tires in a 47 mm width for my Hardrock and I couldn't be happier. I was over 300lbs at one point and they held up fine. From bike tires direct they are sometimes under 25$ a tire. They roll smooth and are very tough.

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    just about any city tire will work great

    if you get a fat enough one
    like the big apples
    then you can adjust for rougher terrain by letting some pressure out
    but keep them up near their max for road riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopek77 View Post
    Kenda Small Block 8 Pro is what you are looking for...



    http://www.kendatire.com/en/bicycle/...ock-eight-pro/
    sir with respect i completely disagree
    those are off road tires

    in the op he said 90 percent road ten percent gravel

    get a wide road tire
    with enough tread to handle some gravel and dirt

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    Im comming out of the last year of no riding with a really bad knee injury. So I may actually get a cyclocros tire because I have ALOT of road riding and weightloss to achieve before riding any real dirt path. I just recently found out how truly out of shape I really am....oh well. 4 nights a week at gym, intense physical therapy 3 times a week, dieting and hopefully some riding when weather breaks should help I hope. I really appreciate all the input. Keep it up

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    I ran these things (kenda kross plus) in 42c on my old 29er and on my and thought they where great... ran an renamed version of it on a two other bikes in 38c... they rolled well and are super cheap and I was never scared to take them onto mild trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
    sir with respect i completely disagree
    those are off road tires

    in the op he said 90 percent road ten percent gravel

    get a wide road tire
    with enough tread to handle some gravel and dirt
    No, I'm correct. I was asking same exact question myself about 2 years ago. Also mostly pavement or hard packed surfaces. After testing few different tires and doing a massive online research, I ended up with these tires. They are awesome on any surface but deep mud. Very fast rolling, light weight tires that perform excellent in a city riding.
    I should also mention that they are also amazing on snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lopek77 View Post
    No, I'm correct. I was asking same exact question myself about 2 years ago. Also mostly pavement or hard packed surfaces. After testing few different tires and doing a massive online research, I ended up with these tires. They are awesome on any surface but deep mud. Very fast rolling, light weight tires that perform excellent in a city riding.
    I should also mention that they are also amazing on snow.
    i dont doubt one bit that those tires worked well for you
    that doesnt mean that tires actually designed for the ops intended use would be better
    in several ways
    including
    wear
    high speed cornering on ashphalt
    and flat resistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
    i dont doubt one bit that those tires worked well for you
    that doesnt mean that tires actually designed for the ops intended use would be better
    in several ways
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    wear
    GOOD WEAR, COULD BE LITTLE BETTER, BUT FOR 300LBS ITS NOT BAD AT ALL
    high speed cornering on ashphalt
    AWESOME CORNERING ON ASPHALT
    and flat resistance
    DID A LOT OF MILES ON A CITY STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND TRAILS. NEVER GOT FLAT RIDING ON SHARP ROCKS AND OVER BROKEN GLASS.
    What else can I say? They were tested and abused by me and I couldn't be happier. They are just perfect as all around tire for city riding.
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    Michelin Country Rock Tire at BikeTiresDirect

    If I still rode my MTB on the road, I'd get these. They seem to get good reviews.
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    Thanks for all the imput. I ended up getting the kenda kross pro in 700x38c. So im sure my 29er is gonna look kinda goofy but until I get in better shape it will be a hell of a lot more fun to ride

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