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    Senior Member Crazy Cyclist's Avatar
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    I just got some new tires

    This morning I brought in my bike to my LBs and I got two new tires ( 26 x1.62) I used to have 26 x 1.95 the new tires are a lot thinner, I also picked up a rack for the back and I will add panniers later on.

    What a difference these new tires are compared to the old ones, the old ones were those gummy rubber ones and although I had no problem riding, they were a bit slow, but I can already notice more speed with the new tires, they are pumped up to the tits. I paid about 25.00 for the rear rack. the tires were about 17.00 a piece and the tubes were about another 5 or so, so I paid a total of 62.66 for the tires and tubes and a truing. I had paid for the rack earlier this morning.

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    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
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    I went from 2.1" knobbies to 1.5" slicks. Talk about a world of difference. I was simply amazed
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    Lol 2" tires.

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    Toyota Racing Dev. PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Lol 2" tires.
    loving your 23c?
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    I used knobbies on the road for a long time, this winter i picked up 1.4 slicks and its a world of a difference. Of course they are lighter, like 250 or 300 grams lighter. And they roll so nicely . I tried going with knobbies again a little while ago and on a turn i a skid out and crashed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Lol 2" tires.
    Mmmm, 2.1" slicks.

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    IRC Metro. 2.2". Phat.
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    One day I'll have me a pair of schwalbe supermotos. 26x2.35". Mmmmm.

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    I went from 1.95" knobbies to 1.5" slicks on my commuter bike. Then I bought a roadie with 23c Michelin Pro2 Races. Skinnier than Paris Hilton and a lot better looking.

    Train smarter; ride harder; get faster; buy lighter (but not neccessarily in that order)
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