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Old 02-23-05, 01:21 PM   #1
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My commuting bike is an MTB... Las summer I put some cheap slick tires on it with 80PSI max. What a difference did it makes compared to knobies. Now I'm looking for even harder tires, since my commuting is stickly on road, and I love speed .

I was browsing around for tires when I found those : http://www.conti-online.com/generato...ix_mtb_en.html,
and I saw they could go to 120PSIMax (rec 95PSI)...

Anyone use those? Are they any good? Will I burn in hell for putting "road" tires on an MTB?

Oh, one more thing, my suplier has them for sale, but 2 different kinds: Folding tires and normal. What is a folding tire?
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My commuting bike is an MTB... Las summer I put some cheap slick tires on it with 80PSI max. What a difference did it makes compared to knobies. Now I'm looking for even harder tires, since my commuting is stickly on road, and I love speed .

I was browsing around for tires when I found those : http://www.conti-online.com/generato...ix_mtb_en.html,
and I saw they could go to 120PSIMax (rec 95PSI)...

Anyone use those? Are they any good? Will I burn in hell for putting "road" tires on an MTB?

Oh, one more thing, my suplier has them for sale, but 2 different kinds: Folding tires and normal. What is a folding tire?
No you won't burn.

Folding tires will do just that. They have a Kevlar bead and will fold up into a small bundle for shipping, carrying a spare, etc. Wire bead tires have to stay pretty much round, just as you would mount them.

I used nothing but Conti GPs on my road bikes for years. I loved them. The only reason I don't have them on my Homegrown is the 1" width. You would have to have really narrow MTB rims for a 1" tire to work right. If they start making a 1.25 or 1.5 I'm in there.

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how would I know if my rims will support 1"?
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Look at the width chart on this link.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

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