I've found what I believe would make the best slicks to place on my mountain bike. The Continental Grand Prix (26" x 1"). They receive good reviews on mtbr. Ultimately, I want to go faster on long distance rides, and on daily commutes, if possible. More importantly, the fastest lightest slicks available are desired so that I can be more competitive when I participate in a triathlon later this summer.
My rims are Bontrager Ranger Disc and for these tires BikeTiresDirect.com states The inside dimension of your rim should be no wider than 3/4". What would be your best guess as to the inner dimension of my rims? The outer dimension as measured with a set of calipers is about a millimeter short of an inch. Therefore for the inner dimension to equal 3/4", each wall would need to constitute 2.5 millimeters of width. Would this sound about right?
I've heard a lot of recommendations to NOT go down to 1" slicks, from BF members and especially from my LBS, due to increased susceptibility to pinch flats. Does anyone run 1" slicks on their MTB rims, and if so, what is your experience? Get them? Definately don't get them?
I am aware of the 1.25" Specialized Fatboys, which are second in line. Are there any other narrow slicks I should consider?